Nkasi Kolie


The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a dismissed policeman, Akinyemi Thomas, for impersonating a police officer and using his uniform to extort innocent people.

According to Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, “The suspect was arrested while policemen attached to Sagamu Divisional Headquarters were on routine patrol of their area  in company of Divisional Police Officer, CSP Godwin Idehai and they sighted the suspect in full police camouflage uniform under the bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

“His conduct raised the suspicion of the policemen who then stopped to question him. Immediately the patrol vehicle stopped, the suspect took to his heels. He was then chased and apprehended.

On interrogation, he confessed being a dismissed policeman, but using the uniform to extort unsuspecting members of the public.

“Recovered from him aside from the uniform is a police warrant card. Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police (CP) Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full investigation into the activities of the suspect with a view to charging him to Court as soon as possible”.

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