The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 38-year-old man, Akinyemi Thomas, for impersonating a police officer.
Spokesperson for the police in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday.
He said Thomas was arrested on Wednesday while policemen attached to Sagamu Divisional Headquarters were on routine patrol of their area with the Divisional Police Officer, Godwin Idehai.
The cops had sighted the suspect in full police camouflage uniform under the bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Highway.
He said that the conduct of the suspect raised the suspicion of the patrol team, who stopped to question him.
“His conduct raised the suspicion of the policemen who then stopped to question him. Immediately the patrol vehicle stopped, the suspect took to his heels. He was then chased and apprehended.
“On interrogation, he confessed being a dismissed policeman but using the uniform to extort unsuspecting members of the public.
“Recovered from him aside the uniform is a police warrant card,” he said.