Police Arrest 56Year-Old Man For Impersonation, Stealing - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Police Arrest 56Year-Old Man For Impersonation, Stealing

The suspect with the stolen motorcycle

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - A 56year-old man, Jafaru Ismaila had been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for pretending to be a police officer in order to steal a motorcycle.

The suspect was arrested on the 9th of June, 2020 following a distress call received at Warewa police division that the suspect came to Okada Park claiming to be a police officer.

The Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident explained that the suspect having flashed an identity card of a police officer seized a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number WDE 903 VN from one Felix Adeyemi and took it away towards interchange along Lagos Ibadan express way.

Oyeyemi said on receiving the distress call, the DPO Warewa Division, SP Folake Afeniforo quickly led the patrol team and trailed the suspect who was apprehended at Ibafo area with the said motorcycle.

The Police spokesman said, on interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect an indigene of Adamawa state was never been a police officer. 

It was also discovered that he stole the police Identity card of a retired Deputy superintendent of police which he has been using to impersonate.

Recovered from him are: a DSP identity card, some police documents and the Bajaj motorcycle with registration number WDE 903 VN.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered a full scale investigation into the activities of the suspect with the view of charging him to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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