A member of the Nigeria Police who were said to belong to Lagos State Command has been exposed for extorting sum totaling 40,000 from motorist during lock-down in the state
Video footage of the event which capture the police man in the act of extortion wen viral on social media shortly after the incident.
Bala Elkana, the police public relations officer in Lagos State confirmed this in a statement and explained that the Police force has taken the necessary actions and recovered the money extorted from the victim. He explained that the recovered fund has been handed over to the man by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
The development was further confirmed through the force official twitter handle with the picture of man receiving the money.
You will recall that PREMIUM IMES has earlier reported an officer named Taloju Martins alongside other police officers carrying out ‘arrest’ of an unidentified victim and whisking away his car via Ago Palace Road, Okota on the alleged violation of lockdown order by the government of Lagos State which was part of the measure to curb the spread of Covid19 pandemic.
However, the police force has promised that the concerned officer will be dealt with according to the law. In a statement issued by the Lagost State police command, the police boss said such attitude will not be condone by the force.
The statement partly read: “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Criminal Investigation to carry out an in-depth investigation into the activities of Ago Police Station as a whole.
“Commissioner of Police has reaffirmed his stance against corrupt practices and impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.”