Kidnappers suspected to be officials of the Amuwo-Odofin local government, Lagos are allegedly kidnapping truck drivers over alleged extortion.
In a press statement by the Council of Maritime Truck Unions and Association (COMTUA), the national president, Com. Adeyinka Aroyewun, and a copy made available to BUSINESSINSIDERNG, he alleged that local government officials now kidnapped truck drivers over failure to yield to extortion demands.
In a letter written to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, Abiodun Alabi, he alleged that the thugs kidnapped one of COMTUA members for failure to yield to their extortion demands.
He alleged further that his member were wounded badly and has since been on admission after police rescue him.
Aroyewun, while commending the commissioner of police informed that after the police raided the area where the thugs were operating, he said the said thugs were arrested with pump action gun and bullets found on them.
COMTUA, while appreciating the Nigerian Police, commended the professional conduct of the police under the FESTAC division led by the DPO, CSP Balogun.
While expressing hope that the act of professionalism displayed by the Police is sustained, he pleaded that the arrested suspects are prosecuted appropriately to serve as deterrent to others.
According to him, “COMTUA wishes to acknowledge the prompt action of the Police at the FESTAC division in responding to the distress call by COMTUA against the illegal activities of thugs in and around Amuwo Odofin Local government Area.
He alleged that: “These thugs kidnapped one of our members for failure to yield to their extortion demand. He was wounded badly and has since been on admission after police secured his release from the thugs.
“The area was raided by the police and many of the said thugs were arrested with pump action gun and bullets found on them”.
Expressing appreciation to the Police, the COMTUA President said: “We sincerely appreciate the professional role and conduct of the police under your command, especially the FESTAC division, led by the DPO, CSP Balogun.
“We hope this act of professionalism is sustained. However, we appeal with your office to ensure that the arrested suspects are prosecuted appropriately to serve as deterrent to others” he said.