A 35 years old Togolese man, Omoakin Friday Kojo, who has been parading himself as Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), with identity, has been arrested operatives of the state Task Force on learning of the man’s illegal activities.
It was gathered that the suspect arrest occurred over the weekend around Ikeja axis of the state members of public had complained on how the man had been impersonating and extorting with claim that he was an official of the Lagos stage government.
The Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the suspect was arrested by the enforcement team of the agent after several complaints about illegal activities of the Togolese man was lodged by the LAGESC.
Through a statement issued on Sunday on the suspect arrest, SP Egbeyemi states that Kojo was nabbed 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 noted that the suspect and his cohorts 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.
The Chairman hinted that preliminary investigation 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.
Egbeyemi commended the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the on-going developmental projects across the state particularly the construction of additional modernised pedestrain bridges and lay-bys for commuters along major highways to keep free flow of traffic.
The Chairman, who warned members of the public to be wary of touts going around impersonating as law enforcement officer of the state, informed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimim Edgal, has directed that the suspect be charge to court.
Besides, the commissioner also charged Egbeyemi to ensure that other perpetrators at large were arrested and brought to book to serve as deterrent to other touts.
The Agency hereby enjoined members of the public to stop crossing highways and make use of pedestrian bridges for safety of their lives.