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Lagos police Foil Extortion Attempt, Rescue Stranded Motorist



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Operatives of the Nigerian police Rapid Response Squad in Lagos have apprehended one suspect, 28-year-old Michael Desmond, for allegedly trying to extort a stranded motorist on Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District, Ikeja, whose vehicle had broken down.

This was made known by the Lagos State Police Command on their X account on Monday.

Sharing a picture of the suspect the command said, “Around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives in response to a distress call rescued a motorist (name withheld) who was held hostage by two miscreants bent on extorting him after his vehicle broke down on Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District, Ikeja.

“One of the suspects, Michael Desmond, 28, who brazenly insisted he was entitled to what the miscreants popularly call “Owo Omo Taku” was promptly apprehended while his accomplice fled.

“The operatives ensured the vehicle was towed away from the scene. The arrested suspect will be charged to court”

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