Two men have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command in Ibogun town under Ifo Local Government for impersonating police officers and extortion.
In a statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, 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.
The complainant also 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 Divisional Police Command of Ibogun Police 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 he had 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.
In a related development, operatives of SWAT in Ogun state have apprehended one Oduola Abiola for impersonating a Civil Defense 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 Defense uniform which he claimed to have stolen from a Civil Defense Officer.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.