The end of the road came for Adewole Femi, a civilian who has been parading himself as a senior police officer when he was arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command. ‘Officer Femi’ as he was fondly called by unsuspecting Nigerians, who hails from Ilolufu Village in Ondo State, had been parading himself as a Deputy Superintendent of Police until officers at the Igando Police Station eventually arrested him.
He was arrested for impersonating a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and defrauding people in Lagos metropolis of their cash and other valuables. His arrest followed his encounter with one of his many victims who was promised admission into Customs Training College, Ikeja. The victim was made to part with N30,000 as an admission fee.
When the admission was not forthcoming, his victim contacted the Igando Police Station where it was revealed that he had been defrauded by a fake DSP. Femi was later arrested and during interrogation, confessed that he was the leader of a five-man criminal gang operating in Igando.
He later said he bought his police uniform, rank, shoes, cap and other paraphernalia at N7,000, and had been defrauding people in the past five months. He said one Sergeant Okiki sold the police uniform to him with the assistance of one Juliet Abdullahi.
Parading the suspect on behalf of the Commissioner of Police (CP), Alhaji Abubakar Umar Manko, the command’s image maker, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent said the other suspects still at large would soon be arrested.