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Men of Ogun state police command has nabbed two men who impersonated to be police officers in Ibogun town Ifo local government area of Ogun state.
The police Command Spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this to journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital today.
The suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi were arrested following a distress call received from one Ibikunle Idowu that the two men came to his hotel,presented themselves as police officers and demanding for an unspecified amount of money from him.
He stated further that the two men were threatening to bundle him into their motor if he refused to meet their demands.
Upon the distress call, the Dpo Ibogun division CSP Samuel Oladele mobilized his men and moved to the scene where they met the two men and got them arrested.
On interrogation, one of them confessed been 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 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.
two forged police warrant cards in their possession.were recovered.
In a related development, operatives of SWAT in Ogun state have apprehended one Oduola Abiola for impersonating to be a Civil Defence officer. The 31 years old was arrested when a stolen phone was traced to him at Ibara area of Abeokuta, he was arrested with a complete civil defence uniform which he claimed to have stolen from a civil defence officer.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
DSP ABIMBOLA OYEYEMI, PPRO, OGUN STATE POLICE COMMAND.