Lagos council investigates extortion of pensioners, activity drive denies involvement

Isolo Native Council Improvement Space of ​​Lagos State has stated it’s investigating the extortion of a 77-year-old man, Dotuna Falua, allegedly by activity drive officers in Okota space of ​​the state.

Damilola Kushimo, Deputy Chief Press Secretary to LCDA Chairman, Bayo Olasoju, disclosed this in a WhatsApp chat with considered one of our correspondents on Wednesday.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Kushimo stated.

PUNCH Metro reported on Monday that Falua, who’s a pensioner, accused the duty drive officers of extorting N55,000 from him within the space whereas he was on his method from Airport Street the place he was visiting a household pal.

In the meantime, the Lagos State Environmental Safety and Particular Offenses Unit has denied the involvement of its officers within the extortion.

The unit gave indications that “unscrupulous people parading themselves as officers of the Lagos State Process Power” might be accountable for the extortion.

The company, in a press release by its Director of Press and Public Relations, Gbadeyan Abdulrahem on Tuesday, condemned the extortion.

The assertion stated CSP President Shola Jejeloye described the extortion because the work of miscreants who have been on the company’s radar and who could be pressured to reply for his or her crimes within the close to future.

The assertion stated: “This isn’t the primary time that we’ve got been accused of such actions which change into false, however are the work of enemies of a peaceable, liveable and protected surroundings and fraudsters who’re hell-bent on dragging our title into the mud.”

“We have been on the path of this group of individuals scattered throughout the metropolis, impersonating operatives of the duty drive to extort harmless Lagosians. We’ve got put mechanisms in place to cease it completely.

“There isn’t a operational group workplace in Okota, and on the time of the extortion, our individuals have been busy in different areas.”

Jejeloye stated the boys who arrested and extorted the sufferer have been towards the rules and modus operandi of the Lagos State Process Power.

He added: “When the perpetrator is arrested, the car is confiscated and brought to the yard of the operational group in Alausa, whereas the perpetrator is charged in court docket, which is the last word finish of all site visitors measures.”

“We function in accordance with the perfect international practices, and that is why we do not make an arrest with out seeing the company’s marked car on the spot.

“Our males are nicely geared up with seen insignia and distinctive identification numbers printed on the back and front of their tactical jackets for simple identification. The automobiles are introduced right down to the yard of the duty drive in Alausa when they’re impounded, whereas the offender is requested to come back to the cellular court docket at our headquarters.”

Jejeloye suggested the sufferer to go to the company headquarters for additional investigation into the incident.

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