Fake policeman arrested for allegedly stealing motorbike in Ogun State
A 56-year-old man, Jafaru Ismaila, has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly parading himself as a policeman to steal a motorcycle.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received at Warewa police division, in Obafemi Owode Local Government.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, the suspect reportedly went to an okada park, claimed to be a policeman by flashing an identity card, and seizing a Bajaj motorcycle, with number plate, WDE 903 VN, from one Felix Adeyemi and took it away towards interchange, along Lagos Ibadan expressway.
“The DPO Warewa Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly led the patrol team and trailed the suspect, after receiving the distress call,” Oyeyemi said according to DailyPost.
“He was apprehended at the Ibafo area with the said motorcycle.
“On interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect, an indigene of Adamawa State, was not and has never been a police officer.
“It was also discovered that he stole the police identity card of a retired Deputy Superintendent which he has been using to impersonate.”