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Why I used my late father’s police uniform, ID card for extortion

A commercial bus driver, Faith Sunday John, who was arrested by operatives of the Lagos Task Force for wearing a police uniform allegedly to extort…

A commercial bus driver, Faith Sunday John, who was arrested by operatives of the Lagos Task Force for wearing a police uniform allegedly to extort money from commercial bus drivers, has blamed it on the economic situation in the country.

 The suspect was said to have been arrested at Oshodi, Lagos, while extorting money from members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) posing as a police officer.

 At the time of his arrest, the 32-year-old suspect was said to be driving a commercial bus and claiming to be a police officer.

 John was also said to have been parading himself as a police inspector attached to the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos.

 In his confessional statement to the task force operatives, the suspect admitted collecting various sums of money from motor park touts in order to allow them operate freely.

 He said, “I was working with a security company, King David Security Limited, before my father died last year. We were owed several salary arrears by the company. This is what prompted me into using my late father’s Nigeria police uniform and identity card to extort money from members of the NURTW and other commercial bus operators at night around Oshodi.”

A member of the NURTW, who simply identified himself as Mr Kamoru Babalola, disclosed that commercial bus drivers have been complaining about the activities of the suspect.

 

 

 

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