A fake policeman, identified as David Fashina, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command.
The man, also an okada rider, allegedly stole two phones in Abeokuta, Ogun State while wearing a police uniform.
He was nabbed when one Dr Eniola reported to the police that he was robbed of his two phones by two persons, one of whom was dressed in a police uniform.
Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, while parading the suspect at the state police headquarters in Abeokuta, said: “On the receipt of this information, Inspector Ajayi Ayodele, attached to Public Complaints Bureau, was detailed to investigate the case.”
“In the course of investigation, the suspects were arrested and the phones were recovered from them. We also discovered that the suspect who operated with police uniform does not belong to the Nigeria Police Force. He only impersonated.
“Any policeman without an identity is not a real policeman, and the public should know this. The public should continue working with us so as to bring those who act as fake security agents to book.”
Speaking to newsmen, Fashina disclosed that he is from Ekiti State and resides at Obantoko area of Abeokuta.
He confessed that he committed the crime when he went to pick a commercial sex worker who was his customer.
“After picking the lady, I saw a man who was drunk and sleeping inside his car nearby, and I saw two mobile phones in his car. I picked the phones, took one and gave the lady the other one. I sold the one I picked for N90,000.”
On how he got the police uniform, Fashina said: “My father retired as a policeman; his uniform was only found in my luggage.”