Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday, 23rd of June, 2021 arrested two (2) men for impersonating police officers in Ibogun town, Ifo local government area of Ogun state.
The suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi were arrested following a distress call received from one Ibikunle Idowu that the two (2) men came to his hotel,presented themselves as police officers and demanded for an unspecified amount of money from him.
He stated further that the men immediately started threatening to bundle him into their vehicle because he refused to give in to their demands.
After receiving the distress call, the DPO Ibogun Division, CSP Samuel Oladele, mobilized his men and moved to the scene, where they met the two (2) men fake police officers and got them arrested.
During preliminary interrogation, one of them confessed to have been a policeman before he was dismissed while the other one used to be an informant.
According to the suspects, they were passing through the area when they discovered that they don’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.
Recovered from them are two forged police warrant cards.
In a related development, operatives of SWAT in Ogun state apprehended one Oduola Abiola for impersonating a Civil Defense Officer.
The thirty-one (31)- years -old was arrested when a stolen phone was traced to him at the Ibara area of Abeokuta. He was arrested with a complete Civil Defense uniform which he confessed to have stolen from a Civil Defense officer.
The Commissioner of Police , CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department (SCID) for further investigation on both cases.