Yesterday, there was a viral video of a police officer that extorted a cab driver with 40,000 after he went out to buy food for his family.
The Nigeria Police Force posted on their Twitter page about the Officer in the viral video, the said that,
“12th April, 2020.
Police Inspector in viral video arrested and tried for extortion
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 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.
DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,