Robbers arrested for disguising as LASTMA officials and extorting N35k from motorist

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Two suspected robbers disguised as LASTMA
officials in Lagos have been apprehended for
robbing a man of N35,000.

The suspects named
Funsho Williams and Adekogbe Olabode.
Here is the victim, Felix Adesanya‘s statement, 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.

Photo Credit: Eagleonline.com

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