The Ogun State Police Command has paraded two men who claim to be soldiers and extort money from members of the public.
The two young men identified as Audu Pius and Emmanuel Ujah were arrested on Wednesday by the anti-crime patrol team attached to Ifo Division of the command of the state police command.
Confirming the arrest on Thursday, Muyiwa Adejobi, Ogun Police Command Public Relations Officer said the suspects were arrested at Ilepa Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.
He said, “The anti-crime patrol team attached to Ifo Division of the command on Wednesday May 7 arrested two “fake” soldiers who were extorting money from members of the public and engaging themselves in many social vices in Ogun State and all over the country.”
Adejobi said two fake identity cards in military camouflage purse, charity forms designed for the Nigerian army and some money realised from the dirty business were recovered from the suspects.
“The command deems it necessary to sensitise the general public on the antics of unscrupulous elements like these who are fond of engaging themselves in dubious and criminal acts at the detriment of the innocent citizens of the country.
“The general public should be on the look-out for such individuals who impersonate security agents to dupe people in the state,” he added.