Lekki LCDA Challenges Lagos Transport Ministry, Denounces Arrest of Senior Officers Over Extortion.

Kakalistiq.com reports that the Lekki Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has vehemently opposed the arrest of its officers by the Lagos Ministry of Transportation, dismissing allegations of their involvement in extortion along the Ibeju-Lekki Junction and the Dangote Refinery area in Akodo as unfounded.

Hon. Razak Bamidele Kasali

In a statement issued by the Honorable Rasaki Bamidele Kasali, the council expressed deep concern over the arrest and subsequent defamation of character suffered by its officials due to the publication of their names in online newspapers.

The council’s response comes in the wake of reports quoting the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, denouncing the legitimacy of the “fake enforcement personnel” purportedly linked to the local government.

Oluwaseun Osiyemi

Hon. Kasali refuted these claims, asserting, “The council hereby writes to refute the claim in the report, especially where it concerns our senior council officials.” He clarified that the individuals mentioned were not fake enforcement personnel but rather revenue collectors of the Lekki LCDA, diligently carrying out their lawful duties.

The statement, which identified the officers as Ajakori Lukman, Maroof Kewusola, Shakiru Aguda, and Oseni Taiwo, emphasized their innocence, adding that they were forcefully apprehended by unknown individuals claiming to be officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation.

Furthermore, the council underscored its commitment to upholding law and order, affirming that it does not condone illegal activities that could undermine government efforts or exacerbate economic challenges.

Honorable Rasaki Bamidele Kasali, the Executive Chairman of Lekki LCDA, reiterated the institution’s dedication to improving the lives of grassroots communities and its adherence to lawful practices.

The statement serves as a firm rebuttal to the allegations leveled against the council’s officers and reaffirms the council’s stance on maintaining integrity and accountability in its operations.

Kaka Babatunde

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I am Kaka Babatunde, a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience in the media industry spans 3 years under @Ekohotblog as a field reporter. I'm a writer, serial volunteer, and community and youth development enthusiast whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos.

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