The Lagos State Government has arrested four suspected hoodlums in some parts of the state over extortion.
The suspects named Tunji Oyedeji, Allison Ozin, Taiwo Olubodun and Awotunde Ahmed, were arrested in Amuwo-Odofin area of the state while attempting to extort motorists illegally.
The Commissioner for Transportation in the state, Dr Fredric Oladeinde, while parading the suspects at the weekend, promised that the state government would not allow illegal acts and harassment of motorists and truck drivers going about their lawful businesses, through continuous sting operations across the state.
He noted that continuous arrest of the miscreants shows government determination to ensure an enabling environment devoid of miscreants’ activities.
He said the suspects arrested had been handed over to the Lagos State Task Force for further investigation and prosecution.
He urged residents of the state to desist from illegal activities or be made to face the full wrath of the law in line with the state’s Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.