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Police arrest fake revenue collectors in Lagos 

By Eniola Daniel
28 May 2022   |   2:46 am
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested four suspects for extorting motorists in Lagos State while posing as officials of the disbanded Lagos State Committee on the Removal

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Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested four suspects for extorting motorists in Lagos State while posing as officials of the disbanded Lagos State Committee on the Removal of Abandoned Vehicles (RAVC).

The suspects include Femi Osunkoya (53); Taiwo Falodun (48); Olalekan Edu (51) and Adedire Olaniyi (42).
 
According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, two of the suspects, Adedire and Osunkoya, were apprehended yesterday after impounding the vehicle of a motorist for changing lanes at Alausa.
    
The motorist stated that the suspects took her vehicle to a park in front of Elephant Cement House, where she was asked to pay N50, 000 as fine, but reached out to friends, who contacted the RRS.
    
The RRS arrived at the scene promptly, arrested the suspects and commenced preliminary investigations.

While the investigation was ongoing, their leader, Taiwo Falodun, came along with a government official, identified as Olalekan Edu to solicit the release of the arrested suspects and were both arrested too. 
    
RRS fingerprint records showed that Taiwo Falodun and Adedire, were once arrested in 2020 for extorting a university professor while posing as local government officials on LASU-Igando Road.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has directed the Commander of RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi to charge the suspects to court at the conclusion of investigations.