Security operatives on Monday arrested a fake deputy commissioner of police inside the premises of the Ogun State Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The fake deputy commissioner, who was said to have been arrested in company with two other persons, was found in possession of some items, including objects suspected to be charms.
The fake police officer identified as Mr. T. A Banjo was apprehended while he and his two other accomplices were trying to find their way to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Mr.Taiwo Adeoluwa located within the same premises.
Suspicious of the way the suspects were moving within the Governor’s Office Complex, vigilant security operatives had promptly arrested them.
When interrogated by security operatives, Banjo reportedly claimed that three of them were on a visit to the governor’s office to see the Secretary to the State Government, Adeoluwa.
When searched, items including a police officer’s Identity Card with the rank of Deputy Commissioner, a National Identity Card , handsets and objects suspected to be charms were found on the three suspects.
The arrest of the three suspects caused confusion among workers in the SSG office who became apprehensive following the news that a fake policeman who claimed to be on a visit to their boss had been arrested and found to be in possession of charms.
Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said the suspects were in custody of the police at the Command Headquarters, Eleweran.
Adejobi, an assistant superintendent of police said, The incident was a clear case of impersonation. He has the I D card of the rank of deputy Commissioner.it is impersonation,we areataking over the case.He must have used it to perpetrate some evils. We cannot condone this evil.”