Suspected Badoo kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi, has traced the genesis of his trouble to his refusal to give N10m to an unnamed Investigation Police Officer, IPO, in charge of his case, who allegedly demanded the sum from him.
Alaka made this claim from hiding in an interview with Punch where he expressed his displeasure at his investigation by the Lagos State Police Command saying the exercise would be compromised under the supervision of the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, and urging the Force headquarters in Abuja to take up the matter.
The fleeing suspect had sued the police command and Imohimi at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, for blackmail, but the respondents had yet to appeared before the court.
“The genesis of this issue was when the IPO requested that I should pay N10m to settle some police officers at the command. It was when I refused to pay the money that I was arrested. I have petitioned the National Assembly and the IG on this,” he told the paper.
Meanwhile the Lagos State Government has sealed a petrol filling station, a hotel and event centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin.
In a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, the structures, situated along Ijebu-Ode-Itoikin Road in Sabo area of Ikorodu, were sealed for violating the state’s Urban and Regional Planning Law, 2010.
According to Ayorinde, “the Lagos State Government is joining the Police in asking the said Alaka to come out of hiding and submit himself to the law in his own interest.
“The state government has also enjoined the Police to offer the public a reward for any useful information on the owner of the Alaka Filling Station, Hotel and Event Centre in Ikorodu.
“The government is once again asking its citizens to go about their businesses without fear. We will leave no stone unturned in keeping the state safe in 2018.”