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Two police officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, and one Sergeant have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly extorting money from people after impounding their vehicles.

In a press released by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, DSP Bala Elkana, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the case.

He said: “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.

“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.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the case.

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“While appreciating the courage of the complainant and other well-meaning citizens who forwarded the video to our social media page, the Command urged the complainant to take a further step by reporting at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja to enable the Command conclude the investigation.

“The 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.”

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