Operatives of the Nigerian police force, have arrested and paraded one Mr Akinyemi Thomas, who has been parading himself as an Inspector of the Nigeria Police serving in the state.
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The state Divisional Police Officer, CSP Godwin Idehai, confirmed his arrest, adding that the suspect, 38years, was arrested on earlier this week, on Wednesday, after a patrol team spotted him in full police camouflage uniform under the bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
The Ogun State Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Saturday that the conduct of the suspect raised the suspicion of the patrol team, as they stopped to question him. In his words, Oyeyemi said;
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“Immediately the patrol vehicle stopped, the suspect took to his heels. He was then chased and apprehended. “On interrogation, he confessed being a dismissed policeman, but using the uniform to extort unsuspecting members of the public,”
He added that a police warrant card was recovered from Thomas, adding that the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full investigation into the activities.