Four Police Officers, Three LASTMA Operatives Nabbed For Extortion

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Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Lagos Police Command has arrested four officers of the force and another three official of the Lagos state traffic management authority for alleged extortion.

The arrested police officers are Inspector Charles Omokaro, Inspector Idara Akai, Sergeant Chidi Mordi and Sergeant Joseph Bernard.

The arrested LASTMA officials include Mr. Sam Adekunle, Mr. Omolaja Ige and Mrs. Modinat Folashade 

They were caught trying to extort one Mr. Waheed Lamidi, whom they gave a Diamond bank account number 0020558133, titled Femi Adebanji to transfer the sum of seventy-five thousand Naira only (N75,000.00) when he complained that he had no cash.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State commissioner of police, CP Imohimi Edgal, has directed that the suspects be brought to the Command Headquarters, X-Squad section, for thorough investigation and appropriate disciplinary action if found guilty. 

In the same vein, the CP says the Command will always welcome opinions, comments and  criticism geared towards helping the Force rid bad eggs in its midst and improve service delivery and not comments designed to debase or ridicule the Force.

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