RAZORNEWS NIGERIA| November 23, 2020
Chairman of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, popularly called ‘Taskforce”, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has arrested a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Popoola Kayode and his team members for allegedly dragging the name of the outfit in the mud and extorting N100, 000 from a lady who was caught driving against traffic.
According to the spokesman of Task Force, Taofiq Adebayo, their attention was drawn to a story captioned “Taskforce commander made sexual advances at me”–DIDI EKANEM published on page 31 a national Newspaper, (Not The Guardian) dated November 22, 2020.
“Sequel to the report the Chairman of the Agency CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi immediately investigated the matter and discovered that the vehicle (Venza APP 775 GJ) was arrested for driving against traffic (one-way) around Lekki – Ajah expressway by the enforcement team of the Agency on Wednesday, 18th of November, 2020.
“The investigation revealed further that the vehicle was impounded and brought to the Agency’s car park at Alausa, Ikeja.
“The Leader of the team DSP Popoola Kayode who is not the ‘COMMANDER’ of the Agency as quoted inside the report collected the sum of N100,000 (One hundred thousand Naira) via bank transfer on his account before he released the vehicle to the owner (Didi Ekanem).
“The leader of the team and members of his team have been arrested and queried by the Chairman, while they would be sent back to the Lagos Police Command for further disciplinary actions.
“The Agency thereby warned motorists particularly private car owners and motorcycle operators to desist from driving against traffic (one-way) as anyone caught would be charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecution”.
Egbeyemi, who spoke on the matter said, “Members of the public should stop inducing our officers with money and be reminded that both the giver and receiver are liable in Law. It is only Court that pronounces traffic fines and money paid into government purse”.
The Agency, however, urged members of the public to always report any corrupt officer who engages in shady deals thereby spoiling the image of the Agency for disciplinary actions.