Two fake Lagos Task Force officials identified as Ademola Oyegunwa (40yrs) and Olaogun Adamson (48yrs), who were arrested for extorting money from a motorist at Ojota, Lagos, have disclosed that they make an average of N70K daily.
The fake Lagos Task Force officials who were arrested by the Monitoring and Enforcement Team after negotiating and collected N15,000 from the motorist, had presented themselves as officers of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) and arrested a motorist for traffic obstruction by Ojota bus-stop.
Spokesman of the Agency, Adebayo Taofiq said;
“They arrested the owner of the vehicle for obstruction at Ojota, drove him down to Bolade bus-stop opposite Task Force office where they negotiated and collected the sum of N15,000 from him. We have severally received complaints from motorists, particularly commercial bus drivers, about activities of these unscrupulous fraudsters who specialised in impersonating officers of the Agency and defrauding people across the State”.
The suspects who have both confessed to the crime and will soon be charged to court, reportedly disclosed they make an average of between N50K and N70K daily. The Agency Chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, reiterated that traffic enforcement and environmental sanitation officers wear jackets with inscription of ‘LASG TASKFORCE’ for proper identification while on duty.