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POLICE ARREST 3 FOR ILLEGAL REVENUE COLLECTION

In line with the effort of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command Lagos,AIG Abdulmajid Ali,to curb touting,extortion and illegal revenue collection on the major highways within the zone, the zonal command has arrested three suspects at Berger Area,boundary between Lagos and Ogun States,on Saturday,for extortion and illegal revenue collection at the Lagos end of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

The Zonal Command has received series of petitions and complaints from various transport Associations/Unions for illegal toll or revenue collections and,even,extortion by some touts or hoodlums,who disguise as government agents/officials,along highways within the zone particularly on Lagos/Ibadan,Sagamu/Ijebu Ode/Benin Expressways and at various points in Lagos and Ogun States.

In response to people’s complaints and intelligence reports,the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 2 Command,AIG Abdulmajid Ali,has directed police operatives attached to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intellignce of the zone(ZCIID) to curb such illegal activities and apprehend anyone or group of persons engaging in such criminal acts on our highways. Hence,the arrest of the trio,AJALA KABIRU,m,OLASUNKANMI POPOOLA,m,and KAZEEM HASSAN.

AIG Ali has also challenged government revenue agencies(agents) and departments to always issue marks of identification or personal identity cards to their staff or operatives for easy identification so as to assist the police and other security operatives in the course of their duties of law enforcement and maintenance of law and order.

The AIG Zone 2 Command therefore assured the general public of thorough cleansing of the zonal command and provisition of adequate security of lives and property for all and sundry within the zonal command. He urged members of the public to reach him on his mobile line,08055885544, whenever the needs arise.

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