25th June 2024
Crime & Investigation News

10 Police Officers Arrested For Alleged Illegal Road Blocks, Extortion In Lagos

10 Police Officers Arrested For Alleged Illegal Road Blocks, Extortion In Lagos

The Zone 2 Police Command headquarters Onikan Lagos,has arrested 10 Policemen for mounting illegal road blocks along the Bagagry/Seme border expressway.

The Acting Comptroller General of Customs, Wale Bashir Adenoyi, who met with his Beninese counterpart recently promised to liaise with the Inspector -General Police and other heads of security agencies on how to reduce the number of check points along the route.

There have been serious complaints by Nigerians, especially drivers plying the route to the AIG Zone 2, Muhammed Ali on the activities of security agents, especially, the Police, insisting that the multiple check points were impeding trade.

The police boss, who addressed newsmen yesterday, lamented the untold hardship Nigerians, especially businessmen had been subjected by the dubious police officers.

“When I assumed office as the AIG here, I was inundated with complaints of the activities of security agents, who mounted illegal checkpoints for the purpose of extortion, and I said something must be done to address this. So we set up a team of Detectives from the Zonal X-squad to investigate and report back. I can authoritatively tell you that over 10 policemen have been arrested and are being detained for necessary disciplinary actions. One funny thing about the people is that most of them are not serving policemen either at the border or in Badagry.

“They just go there, mount road block and start collecting money from travelers and businessmen doing their legitimate businesses. We have intern a way of dealing with them internally. The exercise of raiding policemen on illegal duty is going to be sustained, because the IGP Olukayode Egbetokun has met with the Controller General of Customs Service ,Wale Adeniyi, on how to collaborate and checkmate the menace on that route” he added. 

– Daily Sun

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