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Viral Video: Four Police Officers Detained For Extortion In Lagos


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Four police officers have been detained in Lagos State for alleged extortion of a yet-to-be-identified resident.

The Lagos State Police Command made this known in a statement titled, ‘Viral video: Lagos CP condemns extortion, orders arrest of officers’.

In the statement issued by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the arrested officers were said to be facing disciplinary actions.

Part of the statement read, “Attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a video going viral on social media exposing some Police officers in Maroko police Division extorting money from a citizen.

“Peeved by the unprofessional conduct of the officers as captured/revealed in the video, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the erring police officers should be identified and arrested immediately.

“In compliance with the directive, therefore, all the four police officers have been arrested and detained. They are cuŕenrly facing disciplinary actions.

“While condemning this inglorious act, the Commissioner of Police vows to deal decisively with any police officer found acting in such or another unprofessional manner in the Command.”