The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested a man, identified as Nkanu Patrick for allegedly parading himself as a policeman, Punch Newspaper reports.
In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, on Thursday evening, the 50-year-old suspect was allegedly parading himself as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
The PPRO, in the statement, also stated that the suspect was arrested along the Benin-Ore-Expressway last Wednesday.
The statement read, “On the 23rd of February, 2022 at about 2.00pm a team of policemen attached to Ore Division who were on stop and search duty along Benin/Ore Expressway and intercepted a Volkswagen Mini Bus carrying pharmaceutical products enroute Benin being escorted by the suspect in a complete Police camouflage uniform.”
“His dressing arose the suspicion of the policemen on duty and had to probe further into his particulars. When asked about his identity, he could not give satisfactory account of himself as a police officer.”
“Investigation, however, revealed that the suspect, Nkanu Patrick has never been a policeman but was close to policemen in his area.”
Odunlami said the suspect would soon be charged to court.