The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a fake Assistant Comptroller of Custom who has been using the Service uniform to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspect, Wasiu Ariyo ‘m’ was arrested when he wrote a letter on custom letter head paper to Nestle Nigeria PLC, Agbara requesting for 100 empty plastic or steel drums. The company management after approving his request became suspicious in the way and manner the suspect collected the drums and subsequently alerted Police. The company was advised to lure him to come back and collect the remaining drums, as soon as he came, detectives from Agbara Division promptly got him arrested in full custom uniform. On interrogation, the suspect confessed being a fake Custom Officer. Though he has been a Custom Officer before and he has been dismissed from the service since 2010.
Similarly, a fake Police Inspector has been arrested by Policemen attached to Mowe Division. The suspect, Victoria David ‘f’ was arrested when she approached the DPO Mowe and introduced herself as a serving Police Inspector attached to a Division in River State. The DPO who doubted the authenticity of her claim quickly made a phone call to the Division she claimed to be serving and was told that such name is not exist there. She was promptly arrested and on interrogation, the Kogi State born woman confessed that she has never been a Police Officer in her life and that she bought the uniform and identity card in Portharcourt.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered a thorough investigation into the two cases and the two suspects charged to court as soon as possible.