Greenland Estate residents raise alarm over police harassment

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By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Some residents of Greenland Estate located on kilometer 42 along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Agbodi, have protested the continued harassment of Police officers from Ibafo Police Division.

A resident of the estate who spoke to Saturday Vanguard, Rapheal Ojo, revealed that the policemen who were always operating in a white Hilux pick-up van with inscription MTN Foundation were in the habit of threatening residents with guns.

He noted that the location of the estate, which is a Lagos/Ogun boundary, exposes residents to the menace of the police and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) officers.

According to him, residents who are mostly workers in Lagos are often faced with serious challenges coming into the estate after work.

Another resident, Ade Ajayi, who had also been a victim of the police harassment noted that in most cases the FRSC officials in the axis were even more reasonable than the police. “You need to see where we usually drive through; we drive off the expressway very close to the bush and it is often marshy.

No motorist will be happy driving through such path because the vehicle could get stuck but we have no choice. We still bear the cost of damage on our vehicles, yet these officers use the opportunity to extort from us.

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