Fake policeman arrested in Ogun

The long arm of the law has caught up with one Odiakaose (other name withheld), a resident of Irapada Street, in Matogun area of Agbado, in Ogun State, for allegedly parading himself as a police officer.

He was said to have been extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public in the area.

Metro learnt that the suspect was arrested by a patrol team led by CSP Shittu Abioye, while driving a Honda Civic car marked LAGOS BW 891 LSR along Oke Aro area.

Odiakaose reportedly identified himself as a policeman and presented a police constable warrant card to back his claim, but when interrogated by the police, he was discovered to be a fake policeman, a development which led the police team to his house for a search.

Items recovered from the suspect included a pair of police uniform, two police trousers, one police beret with crest and a police training manual.

The state police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told Metro that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, had ordered that the suspect be investigated and charged to court accordingly.