been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly claiming
to be a policeman and extorting money from motorists.
Ogwashi-Uku Delta State indigene was apprehended by policemen attached
to the command’s monitoring team last Thursday at the Costain
motorists in the state last year, after arriving from Edo State, where
he had his family.
to Lagos in 2015. When I was in Edo State, I bought the police shirt. I
came to Lagos and started using it to make money by extorting money
average of N10,000 within two hours. I actually wanted to be a
policeman, but when I failed, I started doing this. I am also a
commercial bus driver.”
Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the command had been getting a
lot of complaints from motorists and residents in the area concerning
the activities of the suspect.
complaints from motorists and people living in that area that he had
been extorting money from them. The Commissioner of Police’s monitoring
unit was sent to the area to investigate and he was arrested in the
had been doing it since he came to Lagos last year. We have declared war
on people denting the image of the police and we will make more arrests
in the coming days.
of the public to be vigilant and not part with their hard-earned money
to anyone who claims to be a policeman or wears police uniform as the
leadership of the Force abhors all forms of corruption.”