By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 38 year old man, Akinyemi Thomas for impersonating a police officer.
The suspect was arrested when policemen attached to Sagamu Divisional Headquarters were on routine patrol of their area with the DPO, Godwin Idehai and they sighted the suspect in full police camouflage uniform at under the bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Ibadan Expressway.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State Police Command.
“His conduct raised the suspicion of the policemen who then stopped to question him. Immediately the patrol vehicle stopped, the suspect took to his heels. He was then chased and apprehended.
“On interrogation, he confessed been a dismissed policeman but using the uniform to extort unsuspecting members of the public.
“Recovered from him aside from the uniform is a police warrant card.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered a full investigation into the activities of the suspect with the view to charge him to court as soon as possible,” the statementsaid.