The operatives of Ogun state police command have arrested a 38 year old man, Akinyemi Thomas for impersonating a police officer.
He was arrested on Thursday in full police camouflage uniform under the bridge on the Lagos-ibadan Expressway.
This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relation Officer in the state.
The suspect was arrested while the policeman attached to Sagamu divisional headquarters were on routine patrol of their area led by the divisional police officer CSP Godwin idehai.
Godwin idehai said “On interrogation, he confessed being a dismissed policeman but using the uniform to extort unsuspecting members of the public. 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 chased and apprehended. Recovered from him aside from the uniform is a police warrant card”.
The PPRO added that the State’s Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered a full investigation into the activities of the suspect with a view to charging him to court as soon as possible.