77-year-old retiree accuses Lagos task force of N55,000 extortion

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    Dotun Falua, a 77-year-old retiree has accuses the Lagos taskforce officials in Okota, the Isolo Local Council Development Area, of the State of extortion.

    The Ekiti State born said the taskforce officials extorted N55,000 from him while on his way from the Airport Road where he visited a family friend on Monday.

    Narrating his ordeal to the Punch, Falua said: “I went to Redstar Express, off Airport Road to see a family friend. After we finished the discussion, he offered his driver to take me back home.

    On our way back, we just stopped at a shop along Ajao Road leading to Canoe Bus Stop with the driver in the car and the car engine still on, incidentally the owner of the shop was not in and I did not even close the door of the car.

    “In a jiffy, someone opened the front door and jumped in, claiming he was a task force official. He said he wanted to warn us that we should have not parked there.

    “We explained to him that we are not parking and not in any way blocking traffic. There was even no traffic at that time around 2pm.

    “While in the car, he kept telling us that it was just a warning gesture and that we just needed to move forward and drop him. He kept directing the driver until we got to Okota Taskforce Office.

    On getting there, some thugs swarmed us and forcefully ceased the car key. They stressed that unless we paid N55,000, they would not release the car.

    “I told them the car was not mine, we even pleaded, but to no avail, until we transferred N55,000 plus the Point of Sale charges to an agent.”

    “I want this matter investigated. Let the appropriate authorities take this up to check this rubbish and return the money. The poor boy had to squeeze out this money after this extortion,” the retiree added.

    A source who spoke with the journalist noted that they had been receiving complaints from people regularly concerning the thugs that allegedly defrauded Falua, adding that they were political thugs used during the past.

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    Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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