Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, has said the officers who extorted motorists at Agbowa in Epe Local Government of the state have been arrested.
A video of the officers extorting motorists who had allegedly been out between the hours of 10am and 2pm to buy foodstuff went viral on social media.
A victim had claimed she was stopped by the policemen who asked why she was on the road despite the lockdown. After explaining to them that she was in search of a POS point, she directed to an operator in the area. To her surprise, the same men had arrested her and others and took them to their station.
It was at the station that one Adebayo Ojo, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, directed them to one Sergeant Adeleke, a woman. She then told them they all had to pay N10,000 each to regain their freedom.
Elkana, in a statement, said Hakeem Odumosu, the state Commissioner of Police, has ordered a thorough investigation.
“Attention of Lagos State Police Command is 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,” the statement read.
“She equally accused the officers of extorting money from her. After analysing the video, the officers mentioned were identified by our operatives and arrested. They are Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Adebayo Ojo and Sergeant Adeleke Mojisola.”