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Police arrests two officers for extorting N10,000 from a woman in Lagos

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Written by Chioma Joseph

Following a trending video of a woman accusing a police team of extortion at the Agbowa Police Division, Ikorodu, and subsequent investigation into the allegation, two policemen, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), and a Police Sergeant have been arrested for the act.

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Their arrest was confirmed by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Elkana Bala, in a statement issued on Thursday.

The statement identified the officers as: ASP Adebayo Ojo, the Divisional Traffic Officers (DTO), and Sergeant Adeleke Mojisola.

While the complainant was encouraged to report to the Lagos Police Command Headquaters in Ikeja to help with the investigation, the command noted that no form of indiscipline will be tolerated amongst officers.

According to the statement: “ Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a video on social media in which a Lady alleged that her vehicle was impounded by the Divisional Traffic Officer (DTO), Agbowa Division and a female sergeant. She equally accused the officers of extorting money from her. After analysing the video, the officers mentioned were identified by our operatives and arrested.

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“ They are Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Adebayo Ojo and Sergeant Adeleke Mojisola. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an indepth investigation into the case. While appreciating the courage of the complainant and other well meaning citizens who forwarded the video to our social media page, the Command urged the complainant to take a further step by reporting at the Command Headquarters Ikeja to enable the Command conclude the investigation.

“ The 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. ”

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