Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task force) has paraded 3 suspected fake Local Government Traffic Officers.
Samuel Oyegbule 52, Olayiwola Thomas 53, and Kola Taiwo 47 have been reportedly extorting ignorant motorists in the Oshodi area of Lagos under the guise of LG Traffic Officers working with Oshodi/Isolo Local Government.
The trio were arrested on the orders of the Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task force), CSP Shola Jejeloye, after receiving complaints from some of their victims.
According to one of the victims, the suspects collected N25,000 from him for obstructing traffic flow.
Another victim, according to the spokesperson to the Task force, Femi Malik, said he was also forced to pay the same amount while waiting for the traffic light.
The Chairman of the Task force, thereby warns other perpetrators to desist from such acts because the Lagos State would not tolerate such acts.
“I have received a lot of complaints and we have taken time to analyse them. We have made our findings too. Lagos State Government would not tolerate such excesses,” Jejeloye said.