Fake Task Force Officials Operate In Lagos, Motorists Be Wary
The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), on Monday, arrested two suspects for impersonating officers of the agency and extorting N15,000 from a motorist at Ojota.
The suspects are Ademola Oyegunwa, 40, and Olaogun Adamson, 48. Task Force chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said preliminary interrogation revealed that the suspects presented themselves as Task Force officers and arrested a motorist for alleged traffic obstruction at Ojota bus-stop.
“They arrested the owner of the vehicle for obstruction at Ojota, drove him down to Bolade Bus-stop opposite Task Force office where they negotiated and collected the sum of ₦15,000 from him,” Egbeyemi said.
He said further investigation showed that the suspects had perpetrated same act several times in the past, making between ₦50,000 to ₦70,000 from this illegal duties daily.