The Nigerian police force has announced the arrest of a police officer, Taloju Martin for extorting a motorist of N40,000.
Martin ordered the victim to bring the money in order to recover his vehicle impounded for violating the restriction of movement order put in place by the government.
Below is a statement signed by DSP Bala Elkana sent to POLITICS NIGERIA;
“The attention of Lagos State Police Command is drawn to a video on social media in which an Inspector was captured counting #40,000 he extorted from the owner of a vehicle he impounded for violating the restriction of movement order.”
“After analysing the video, the culprit was identified and arrested. He is Inspector Taloju Martin attached to Ago Police Station as Station Officer (SO).”
“The complainant has also been identified. The money extorted is recovered and handed over to him by the Commissioner of Police.”
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Criminal Investigation to carry out an in-depth investigation into the activities of Ago Police Station as a whole.”
“Meanwhile, the Inspector arrested is handed over to Provost Marshall for Orderly Room Trials. 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.”