By Maryam Ibrahim

Police in Lagos have arrested a police inspector for extortion during lockdown.

In a statement released by the spokesperson of Lagos state police command, DSP Bala Elkana stated that, attention of the state’s police command was drawn to a video on social media in which an Inspector was captured counting ₦40,000 which 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) and the complainant has also been identified, the money extorted was recovered and handed over to him by the Commissioner of Police” he said.

He added that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu (psc) 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.

Meanwhile, the Inspector arrested was handed over to Provost Marshall for Orderly Room Trials.

The Commissioner of Police reaffirmed his stance against corrupt practices and impunity.

They promised that members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.