The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force over the weekend arrested a 35-year-old Togolese man identified as Omoakin Friday Kojo around Ikeja railway line for impersonation and extortion with a fake Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) identity card.
The suspect was arrested by the enforcement team of the Agency after an official complaint about his illegal activities was lodged by the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC).
The suspect popularly called ‘FRYO’ was arrested around Ikeja railway line for perpetrating all sorts of illicit act ranging from impersonation, defamation of character and extortion in the name of LAGESC.
He and other 3 who were at large paraded themselves as officers of LAGESC with fake identity cards in disguised and defrauded their victims by extension defamed the Agency. Investigation by the Taskforce revealed that the suspect and his cohorts has been long in this illegal business across the State arresting pedestrians who crosses express roads defying pedestrian bridges provided by the government.
The Chairman of Taskforce SP Olayinka Egbeyemi warned members of the public to be wary of touts going around impersonating as law enforcement officer of the State.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP EDGAL IMOHIMI has directed that the suspect be charge to court and that other perpetrators who were at large must be arrested and brought to book to serve as deterrent to other touts across the State.
The Agency hereby enjoined members of the public to stop crossing highways and always make use of modernised pedestrian bridges provided by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the safety of their lives.
The suspect (Omoakin Friday Kojo) disclosed that they were 4 as a group and that their routine operations cut across Ikeja, Berger, Oshodi, Ojota, Ojodu and Mile 2 area. He claimed to be making an average of N8,000 to N10,000 per day from arrested pedestrians who would preferred not to be prosecuted in court.