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Police arrests three officers, FRSC, LASTMA operatives for alleged extortion in Lagos

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Police operatives in Lagos have arrested three officers for alleged extortion in the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday, said the operatives were arrested alongside officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and 14 thugs in the Mile 2 area of the state.

He added that the affected persons were arrested between Friday and Saturday in an operation led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) in the state, Mr. Fatai Tijani

The spokesman said: “The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Idowu Owohunwa, set up a taskforce which conducted the operation following reports of incessant extortion of motorists by thugs and some recalcitrant law enforcement officers.

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“Determined to check escalating cases of extortion on the highways, CP Idowu Owohunwa, set up an enforcement team, with the mandate of raiding spots that have been identified as notorious for such nefarious activities.

“The enforcement team, which began raids on Friday, was led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) and comprises tactical teams and provost officers from the state headquarters.

“The team was at Mile 2 area of the state, a hotbed of brazen extortions.”

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