Two fake police, one NSCDC officer arrested in Ogun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT

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Two fake police, one NSCDC officer arrested in Ogun

Alleged fake police officers arrested in Ogun

Ogun state police command said it has arrested two fake police officers, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi as well as another fake officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) one Oduola Abiola

AƧcording to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Tuesday, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi were said to have been  impersonating the police at Ibogun town, Ifo local government area of Ogun state before their arrest on June 23.

The fake police officers were said to have been arrested after a distress call from one Ibikunle Idowu saying that the two men came to his hotel, presented themselves as police officers and demanded for an unspecified amount of money from him. 

Ibikunle told the police further that the two men were threatening to bundle him into their car if he refused to meet their demands. 

Upon the distress call, the DPO Ibogun division, CSP Samuel Oladele mobilized was said to have 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. 

Recovered from them were two forged police warrant cards.

Meanwhile, 31-yr-old Oduola Abiola impersonating to be a civil defense officer was said to have been arrested when a stolen phone was traced to him at Ibara area of  Abeokuta.

Oduola Abiola, alleged fake NSCDC officer
Oduola was alleged to have been arrested with a complete civil defense uniform which he claimed to have stolen from a civil defense 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. 

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