A mild drama unfolded at the Ikotun Police Division after a 48-year-old fake policeman rolled on the floor and cried, begging to be released.
The suspect, identified as Felix Braimoh, who was arrested in Ejigbo area of Lagos, said he was forced to impersonate a policeman to feed his children and also enjoy free transportation around Lagos.
Clad in a Mobile Police trousers and a beret, the father of five reportedly boarded a motorcycle from Cele Bus Stop, along Oshodi/Apapa expressway, to Ikotun.
However, on reaching Ejigbo the motorcycle rider, a Police Corporal, engaged Briamoh in a conversation about his division.
His inability to give a proper response aroused the suspicion of the rider, who reportedly stopped the motorbike and confronted Braimoh.
Just then, a Police patrol team from Ikotun Division stopped to question both men and took them to the station.
During interrogation, Braimoh reportedly disclosed that he was not a policeman.
Asked where he got the police uniform from, Braimoh said: “A friend gave them to me.
“The pair of trousers is a mobile Police’s, the boots belong to a Man O’ War official, while I bought the beret from the market.” [Vanguard]