The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an Inspector for allegedly extorting N40,000 from a motorist.
The video of the Police Inspector had gone viral on social media after he was caught counting N40,000 he extorted from a motorist.
The name of the Inspector is Taloju Martin.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana, in a statement said the attention of the Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a video on social media in which an Inspector was captured counting N40,000 he extorted from the owner of a vehicle he impounded for violating restriction of movement order.
“After analysing the video, the culprit was identified and arrested. He is Inspector Taloju Martin attached to Ago Police Station as Station Officer (SO).
“The complainant has also been identified. The money extorted is recovered and handed over to him by the Commissioner of Police.
“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,” he said.
He said the Inspector arrested was handed over to Provost Marshall for Orderly Room Trials.
“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,” Elkana said.