The Lagos State Police Command has announced the arrest of an Inspector it mentioned the attention was drawn to via a video on social media where he was captured counting N40,000 he extorted from the owner of a vehicle he impounded for violating restriction of movement order.
According to the Lagos State’s Police Spokesperson, Bala Elkana, after analysing the video, the culprit was identified and arrested.
He is Inspector Taloju Martin attached to Ago Police Station as Station Officer (SO).
Elkana mentioned that the complainant has also been identified.
The money extorted he said, is recovered and handed over to the owner by the Commissioner of Police adding that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu 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.
The Police mouthpiece said the Inspector arrested is handed over to Provost Marshall for Orderly Room Trials adding that Commissioner of Police has reaffirmed his stance against corrupt practices and impunity.
Elkana concluded that members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.
By Femi Adepoju