Friday, November 21, 2014

Robbers Disguised as LASTMA Officials Arrested for Extorting N35,000 from Motorist

Two suspected robbers disguised as LASTMA officials in Lagos have been arrested for robbing a man of N35,000. The suspects were identified as Funsho Williams and Adekogbe Olabode.

Here is the victim, Felix Adesanya‘s account, as reported by Global Village Extra:

“They said I had committed a traffic offence and forcefully entered the vehicle, introduced themselves as LASTMA officials. They later demanded my wallet, ransacked it and took N30,000 with a threat to take me to their office if I did not cooperate and summed up the money to N60,000.

In order to meet up with my appointment, I went on my knees begging for mercy, but they said I should take them to the nearest ATM or face the risk of forfeiting my vehicle and paying a N120,000 fine.“Left between the deep-blue sea and the devil, I followed them obediently. At the ATM, they demanded to know my account balance, but I did not allow them see it, I withdrew N5, 000 and gave it to them, making it N35, 000 in all”.

LASTMA boss, Babatunde Edu condemned the robbery, and stated that the suspects are not LASTMA staff.

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