Okada ban: Taskforce nabs two fake uniform officers

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Okoda ban: Taskforce nabs two fake uniform officers

 

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) have arrested two suspects for impersonating security officers in Lagos.

Chairman of the agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that while one of the suspects, Monday Job, impersonated a Police Officer using his commercial motorcycle, popularly called “Okada” for commercial purposes on restricted routes, while the second, Rasak Oloyede, presented himself as an Army Officer using his commercial bus for fraudulent acts along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Egbeyemi stated that after their arrest the two suspects confessed to the crime, saying that they indulged in the act in order not to be accosted by genuine security officers on monitoring duties or patrol.

According to him, “Our intelligent reports revealed that some dubious-minded motorcyclists are now using fake Nigerian Army/Police uniform to scout for passengers on restricted routes as well as indulging in various forms of fraudulent acts across the State.”.

He reiterated the directive of the state government which stipulates that all security personnel on an official assignment with motorcycles must be fully kitted in uniform with their identity card conspicuously displayed.

The Chairman also reiterated that motorcycle operators must desist from plying all 475 restricted routes, adding that they must also wear their crash helmet and must possess riders to permit for proper identification of the park they belong while plying other routes.

While urging members of the public to be vigilant and desist from patronising motorcyclists and commercial bus drivers on the pretext of wearing a fake security uniform, the chairman said that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that both suspects be charged to court for prosecution.

In his statement, one of the suspects, Job, who hails from Akwa-Ibom State, confessed that he bought the uniform from a Police Officer who was deployed from Lagos to the northern part of the country for N7000, adding that he has since been using the uniform to carry out an illegal arrest and extorts money from both motorists and motorcyclists plying restricted routes along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

“I was hawking before I joined Okada business over a year ago and I have been wearing this Police uniform to arrest and extort Okada riders and making at least N30.000 to N35.000 daily,” he added.

The second suspect, Oloyede, who impersonated a Sergeant in the Nigerian Army, said he has been using the uniform he got from a dismissed Army officer to escape checkpoints on roads by traffic officers.

He also claimed to be using the uniform to extort money from motorists and making a daily average collection of N25,000 to N40,000 whenever his Volkswagen commercial bus, with the registration number BDG149 XK, had mechanical faults.

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Abdulkadir Aliyu
1 month ago

He also claimed to be using the uniform to extort money from motorists and making a daily average


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Always a gud uniform for our people


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Khadija Shariff
1 month ago

Motorcycles are now using by Nigeria army


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Olabode Jolasun
1 month ago

Hmmmmm unbelievable


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Jimba Abubakar
1 month ago

The two should be penalized accordingly 


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Caleb Paul
1 month ago

They should be deal with


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Is not a solution to the problem


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Hamza Abdullahi
1 month ago

On the okada ban again


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Usman
1 month ago
officers in Lagos. Chairman of the agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Olayinka Egbeyemi
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Police Officer using his commercial


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May God hv mercy 


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Micheal
1 month ago

If they ban them were will they eat from


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Adaregba Divine
1 month ago

Just for the sake of money


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This is what hunger can do!


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Seeeeeee theeeeeeeem


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Bala Sagiru
1 month ago

Petrol pump for the last minute


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Moshood Ayomide
1 month ago

Nice work task force


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Anyanwu Elijah
1 month ago

Well I would say they  punish them, to justify thier wrong deeds. But don't kill them


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Apelebri Isaac
1 month ago

Taskforce wahoo people


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Laila Aminu
1 month ago

Yes let that secret be out


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