The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a fake Assistant Comptroller of Customs identified as Wasiu (surname withheld), who was alleged to have been using the service uniform to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public.
Metro learnt he was arrested when he wrote a letter on Customs letter head paper to Nestle Nigeria Plc, Agbara, requesting for 100 empty plastic or steel drums.
The company’s management after approving his request, became suspicious with the way and manner the suspect collected the drums and subsequently alerted the police.
He was said to have been invited back to the company to come for the remaining drums, while detectives from Agbara Division arrested him in full Customs uniform.
Metro also gathered that upon interrogation, the suspect confessed being a fake Customs officer.
He claimed to have been a Customs officer before his dismissal from the service in 2010.
Also, a fake police inspector was also arrested by policemen attached to Mowe Division.
The suspect, Victoria (surname withheld) was arrested when she approached the DPO introduced herself as a serving Police Inspector attached to a Division in River State.
The DPO, who suspected her claim, made a phone call to the Division she claimed to be serving and was told that such name did not exist.
She was promptly arrested and on interrogation, the Kogi State-born woman confessed that she had never been a police officer and that she bought the uniform and identity card in Port Harcourt.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered a thorough investigation into the two cases and that the two suspects be charged to court as soon as possible.