Nigerian stylist recounts how Lagos task force officials extorted N70,000 from him

Nigerian stylist recounts how Lagos task force officials extorted N70,000 from him

A Nigerian man has taken to narrating a bitter experience he had with certain men who he claimed were members of the Lagos task force officials. The man who could not hide his bitterness after the said event happened took to his Instagram page to rant.

According to this Nigerian identified as @zackaminu on Instagram, while driving on this fateful day, he was caught up in traffic somewhere around Mile 12. At this very disadvantageous time, three men came to stand beside the car.

In unison, they told him to come down. He asked them what his offence was, but rather than give him a straight answer, they simply manhandled him. Later, he was told that they had caught him trying to enter a BRT lane.

After he refused their order to come down, they allegedly removed his plate number and sprayed pepper spray on his eyes. This caused him to let go of the steering wheel. Following this, @zackaminu said he was reportedly taken to their office where they extorted N70,000 from him before they gave him his car.

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But that was not all. According to the Nigerian man who is a stylist, the same men also allegedly collected N70,000 from 25 more people before they even handed him his car. In his painful narration, the stylist mentioned the name of the one man that allegedly spearheaded the entire operation. He also showed a receipt of the bank transfer he did.

See his post below:

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"This is an open letter to the Lagos task force. I was on my way from work yesterday going home, When I was caught up in the Mile 12 bridge traffic, when 3 men came beside my car and telling me to come down from the car inside Traffic I asked what the problem was and they refused to answer me, before I knew it they had unscrewed both plate numbers while I was in my car. I asked what the problem was and they said I tried to enter the BRT lane before I know it they had entered the car and started dragging the wheel with me, one brought out a pepper spray and sprayed in my eye then I let go.

"I was taken to their office and given a fine of 70 thousand Naira. For doing absolutely nothing. They insisted I pay or I will not get my car and if my car should stay in there office till the next morning that extra money then I told the guy that it’s late no bank will let me pay money by this time, it was past 5 in the evening and I didn't have that amount of money. I mentioned I was a corp member.

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"Showed him my ID card he said I was saying story that I still have to pay them I told him i was ready to pay that I can make transfer in the government acc he said No that I have to bring cash before I can get my car that he will even have to go and beg his boss for me so I can go this was around past 10 in the night and they collected same money from 25 different people before they gave me my own car.

"I'm utterly displeased at the radical behavior of our law enforcement agents who have sort out different schemes to extort residents. These men have to leave the streets and sanity restored. Name of the guy who stopped me and collected money from me in their office is (Oyinbo)."

Recently, some Okada riders in Oyo took to protesting the alleged extortion coming from the seat of the police within the area. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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