Fake policemen, civil defence officer arrested in Ogun

Two persons posing as police officials were apprehended by men from the Ogun State police command in Ibogun town, Ifo Local Government Area.

The suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi, were apprehended when Ibikunle Idowu reported that the two men came to his hotel, pretended to be police officers, and demanded an undefined sum of money.

The two males threatened to drag Idowu into their vehicle if he did not comply with their demands, Idowu informed the police.

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The DPO of Ibogun division, CSP Samuel Oladele, organized his troops and proceeded to the spot after receiving the distress call, where they encountered the two men and detained them, according to reports.

Confirming the incident to DAILY POST on Tuesday, the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said one of the suspects confessed during interrogation that he was 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 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,” Oyeyemi stated.

He added that two forged police warrant cards were recovered from them.

In a related development, operatives of SWAT in Ogun State apprehended one Oduola Abiola for impersonating to be a Civil Defense officer.

The 31-year-old was arrested when a stolen phone was tracked to him in the Ibara area of Abeokuta.

He was arrested with a complete civil defence uniform which he claimed to have stolen from an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, said the suspects will be taken to the state CIID for further investigation.

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