Five security personnel and 15 thugs have been arrested for allegedly extorting truck drivers and other motorists in various areas of Lagos State.
The security personnel consists of three Police Officers, one Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) official, and one official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
The State Police Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this on Saturday, said the tactical teams and provost officers from the State Headquarters, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) raided Mile 2 — a hotbed for the brazen extortionists, on Friday.
He added that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has warned that any law enforcement personnel, irrespective of agency, found complicit in this extortion racketeering would not be spared as they would be apprehended and dealt with in accordance with the law.
Meanwhile, the CP has assured Lagosians, especially motorists that the newly set-up enforcement team would sustain the raids and definitely replicate them in other parts of the State where the same issues exist until total sanity is restored.
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