In Abeokuta, the Ogun State Police Command apprehended and paraded a fake police officer, George Oliseh on Wednesday on charges of impersonation and unlawful possession of huge sacks of Indian Hemp.
Oliseh disguised himself as a Superintendent of Police while transporting 10 bags of the illicit weed in his Ondo State Toyota Camry car with plate number RSH 101 RE. He not only donned a police uniform, but also had a police identity card, said the state Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali.
Ali said Oliseh was in the company of an accomplice, Isaac Ishicheli, who claimed to be his brother-in-law.
There were 37 more suspects apprehended at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta for various offences such as robbery, cultism, murder and Impersonation.
The suspect, Oliseh confessed he was once a police office in Edo Police Command, but was dismissed from the force for using police vehicle to convey Indian hemp. He explained that shortly after his dismissal, he suffered a partial stroke which affected his left hand and leg.
“It was Inspector Umukoro, an Urhobo man from Delta who introduced the Indian hemp business to me, and I embraced it. I was also a former corporal in the Police Force, I joined in 2002, but I was dismissed in 2009.
“I was dismissed because I used the police van to convey Indian hemp, while I was with Edo Command.
“It was poverty and frustration that forced me into this illegal business, because I have 23 children and five wives to take care of, though two have left. I regret ever taking to this illicit trade.”
The 64-year old fake police man said he became a transporter, plying Idanre and Akure.
Among the suspects who were paraded, there was a 49-year old suspected fraudster, Adenike Longe, allegedly defrauded three companies for goods worth N100 million, by issuing the dud cheques.
Another 40-year old serial killer simply identified as Lucky alongside five members of his gang were also apprehended by the Police.