Friday, February 24, 2012

Fake policewoman nabbed in Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old mother, Yemisi Fagbemi, for allegedly parading herself as a police Inspector.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Dabo Ezekiel, said the suspect was arrested on January 30 in a police uniform.

He added that a policewoman, Medina Garba, attached to the command arrested the suspect.

Ezekiel said Fagbemi, a mother of two, hails from Kabba, in Kogi State and resides at Oja-Iya area of Ilorin.

He added that the suspect allegedly swindled an electronic dealer of one 37-inch Plasma TV, laptop and refrigerator among others with promise to pay in instalments.

The PPRO said the suspect would soon be charged to court.

But while speaking with journalists, Fagbemi claimed that she was dismissed from the police in 2011, when a murder suspect in her custody escaped.

Yemisi, who admitted that she wore a police uniform on the day of her arrest, added that she wanted to visit a senior police officer who had promised to assist her on that day.

Fagbemi said, “I am not a fake police officer. I joined the force in 2000 as a constable but I later went for cadet inspector course in 2006.

“When I was a constable, I served at both Ijagbo and Offa divisions. I was dismissed in 2011 when a suspected murderer in my custody escaped.”

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