MEMBERS of the Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Special Offences on Wednesday at the Iyana-Iba area of the state reportedly rough-handled and slapped a married woman, who is heavily pregnant while trying to confiscate her vehicle
An eye witness revealed that though the woman committed what can be regarded as a minor traffic infraction and she was being requested to alight from her vehicle and hand over the key of her SUV, a Lexus Rx 300 to them, one of the task force civilian lady attacked the woman, slapped her and dragged her out of the car while her male colleague who was in uniform took over the driving while the woman was left helpless and was asked to come for her car at the task force office
It was further disclosed that the leader of the team, a mobile police officer, after the seizure of the car and while the woman was begging for the release of her car, said that he would buy the vehicle at the next auction and that the woman should go and look for a vehicle to convey goods in the car.
While at the headquarters of the agency in Bolade Oshodi, the officials informed the woman that her car had been taken to their office in Alausa for safekeeping and all efforts to get the vehicle proved abortive.
While the lady, said to be a member of the APC and works at Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of the state, continues to cry for help, the leader of the team failed to listen to her, but merely “advised” her to forget the vehicle or better still come to their office in the first week of December during the auction, maybe she will be lucky to buy the car back, which made the heavily pregnant lady burst into uncontrollable tears
Traders and passersby expressed disappointment in the activities of the task force on the sad day as they condemned the manhandling of the woman as well as the unprofessional conduct of some civilian staff members of the agency, who by their conduct dragged the name of the agency in the mud
As of the time of filing this report, the lady is still running helter-skelter to seek help in order for her to retrieve her vehicle
Efforts to speak with the Commander of the Agency, Sola Jejeloye on the issue proved abortive as calls to his mobile phone were unanswered.