A dismissed policeman, Femi John who was paraded alongside other suspects arrested by the Oyo state police command on Wednesday May 13, has explained why he won’t stop the act of impersonation.
The 54-year-old Iseyin- born ex-police officer has been arrested before for the same offence.
Femi confessed to the crime but stated that it is the only way he knows he can feed his family.
“It has been a while I’ve been into it, so I am not afraid to go to jail.
“Jail is not meant for goats, it is meant for human beings. After all, most of Nigeria’s top politicians also go to jail.
“I didn’t rob; I am only using my entitlement to feed myself and my family.
“I do not regret my action; I am a Force man, so how can I regret? I am not a robber and I have never been to high ways to rob. I only create ways to feed myself and my children.”
Fake police boots, fake police identification card and some other fake items were recovered from the re-arrested dismissed policeman.
Meanwhile it earlier reported that Nemesis has caught up with Popoola Olufemi a newly recruited police constable who was caught while performing illegal collection on duty from a commercial motorcyclist in Ibadan.
The video which went viral on WhatsApp and Facebook showed the new recruit with service number 509377 who alongside other officers of the Nigerian Police Force were on a routine patrol in the Oyo State capital.
Investigations revealed that the officer who punched above his weight was attached to the Elebu Police Division while the act of extortion was carried out at Oke Aro community within the same division.
The act would have gone unnoticed if not for the intervention of the Police Public Relations Officer of Zone Eleven, Adekunle Ajisebutu who saw the video and vowed to take the case up. After coming across the video, Adekunle decried the action as he initiated actions to track the erring officer and his cohorts.
The culprits have been arrested and are cooling off in detention while awaiting trial on the orders of the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Sina Olukolu.