4 Fake Revenue Collectors Land In Police Net In Lagos

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos 

The dragnet of the police in Lagos has caught up with four fake revenue officials over alleged extortion of motorists in the state.

The suspects, who usually pose as officials of the disbanded Lagos State Committee on the Removal of Abandoned Vehicles (RAVC), were said to have been arrested by operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) 

Identified as Taiwo Falodun,( aka Biggy) 48), Adedire Olaniyi, 42, Femi Osunkoya, 53 and Olalekan Edu, 51, our correspondent gathered that the suspects were apprehended in Alausa area of the state.

The police public relations officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin stated in a release made available to journalists that two out of the suspects, Adedire and Osunkoya, were apprehended yesterday after impounding the vehicle of a motorist for changing lanes at Alausa.

” The motorist stated that the suspects took her vehicle to a park in front of Elephant Cement House, where she was asked to pay N50,000 as fine. She, however, reached out to friends who contacted the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

“:The RRS arrived the scene promptly, arrested the suspects and commenced preliminary investigations. While investigation was ongoing, their leader, one Taiwo Falodun, came along with a government official, identified as Olalekan Edu to solicit the release of the arrested suspects. They were both arrested too. 

” RRS fingerprint records showed that Taiwo Falodun and Adedire Olaniyi were once arrested in 2020 for extorting a university professor while posing as local government officials on LASU-Igando Road.

” The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc has directed the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi to charge the suspects to court at the conclusion of investigations”,  Hundeyin also stated.

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