A 56-year-old man, Jafaru Ismaila, has been arrested by the police in Ogun for pretending to be a police officer in order to steal a motorcycle.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received at Warewa Division that he came to the okada park in the area and claimed to be a police officer.
It was stated further 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 the Interchange along the Lagos-Ibadan Express way.
On receiving a distress call, the DPO Warewa Division, Superintendent Folake Afeniforo, quickly led a patrol team and trailed the suspect, who was apprehended at the Ibafo area with the stolen motorcycle.
On interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect, an indigine of Adamawa State, had 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 had been using to impersonate.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said items recovered from the suspect included a DSP identity card, some police documents and the Bajaj motorcycle with registration number WDE 903 VN.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered a full scale investigation into the activities of the suspect, saying he would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
DSP ABIMBOLA OYEYEMI PPRO OGUN STATE POLICE COMMAND.