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Nine policemen, 3 others arrested for extortion

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-Nine policemen alongside 3 others were arrested for extortion in Lagos State.

Lagos State Police Command says on Thursday that it arrested nine policemen, one traffic warden and two others for extorting money from motorists.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi told the News Agency of Nigeria that the arrest was sequel to his warning to policemen in the command to shun misconduct and corrupt practices.

He revealed the X-Squad Unit had increased its efforts to ensure corruption is avoided by operatives of the command

Imohimi said, “In the light of this, operatives of the X-Squad have been out day and night to ensure that this renewed determination is achieved.

“To this effect, nine policemen and a senior traffic warden, along with two of their accomplices, popularly known as Camp Boys or Antelopes, were arrested between September 1 and 18, 2017.

“One of the Camp boys, Taofik Ismaila, was arrested along Ikotun Road on September 8, along with some unscrupulous policemen, who were caught extorting money from motorists.”

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“Similarly, the unit also arrested one Stephen Nwafor along Igando Road with some policemen caught collecting money from motorists.

“The policemen are currently undergoing departmental orderly room trial to ensure a total purging of the command of its bad eggs, while their civilian accomplices are being charged to court.”

The police commissioner said he had also directed that the Divisional Police Officers and the Divisional Traffic Officers of the affected divisions be given queries for negligence and violation of orders.

He therefore, urged the the National Union of Road Transport Workers to warn their members from being extorted by crooked policemen.

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