Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two men who impersonated as police officers in Ibogun town, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that 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.
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, 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 second person used to be an informant.
They confessed further that they were passing through the area when they discovered that they didn’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 claiming 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 been stolen from a civil defense officer.