Two fake police and NSCDC officers arrested in Ogun
Men of Ogun state police command have arrested two men for impersonating police officers in Ibogun town Ifo local government area of the state.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement said the suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi, were arrested 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.
Oyeyemi further stated that the two men were threatening to bundle Idowu 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 said.
In a related development, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operatives in Ogun state arrested 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.