The Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Police Force have apprehended two men parading themselves as police officers in the state.
The command in a statement released by its spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed thet the suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi, were arrested in Ibogun town Ifo local government area of Ogun state.
Oyeyemi said their arrest was effected following a distress call received from one Ibikunle Idowu that the two men came to his hotel, presented themselves as police officers and demanded for an unspecified amount of money from him.
He stated further that the two men were threatening to bundle him into their car should he refuse to meet their demands.
”Upon the distress call, the Dpo Ibogun division csp Samuel Oladele mobilized his men and moved to the scene where they met the two men and got them arrested.
On interrogation, one of them confessed to being a dismissed policeman while the other one used to be an informant. They confessed further that they were passing through the area when they discovered that they don’t have much fuel in their car and they decided to extort the owner of the hotel in order to get money to fuel the car.
“Recovered from them are two forged police warrant cards.” Oyeyemi’s statement read.
In a related development, operatives of SWAT in Ogun state have apprehended one Oduola Abiola for impersonating to be a civil Defense officer. The 31 year old was arrested when a stolen phone was traced to him at Ibara area of Abeokuta. He was arrested with a complete civil defense uniform which he claimed to have stolen from a civil defense officer.