The Ogun State Police Command has announced the arrest of two men who posed as soldiers. DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the command’s spokesman disclosed that the anti crime patrol team attached to Ifo Division of the command on Wednesday arrested two “fake” soldiers who were extorting money from members of the public around 3 pm.
The duo,Audu Pius, 32, of No 4 Olorunwa street Akowonjo Lagos and Emmanuel Ujah,36, of No15 Kewulere area Epe Lagos State,both from Benue state, were arrested at Ilepa Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State while parading themselves as soldiers and demanding for money,on charity ground,from the members of the public.
Two fake Identity cards in military camouflage purse,charity forms designed for Nigerian army and some money realised from the dirty business were recovered from them.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ogun State Police command deemed it necessary to “sensitize the general public on the antics of unscrupulous elements like these who are fond of engaging themselves in dubious and criminal acts at the detriment of the innocent citizens of the country; and for the general public to be on the look out for such individuals who impersonate security agents to dupe people in the state.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has ordered the Department of Criminal Investigation Eleweran Abeokuta to embark on thorough investigation of the matter in conjunction with the Nigerian Army to apprehend their accomplices who are officers of the Nigerian Army as revealed by the suspects.
The command will not relent on its efforts in combacting crimes and other social vices in the state and in Nigeria at large as officers and men of the command are on their toes to work towards proper service delivery. “