Adeyemi Isaac, a 60-year-old real estate agent, explained on Friday, September 22, why he impersonated a serving Commissioner of Police and on a separate occasion, an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
He confessed that he falsely presented himself as the police chief to assist individuals facing problems with the police.
He, however, expressed disappointment that many of those he aided using his deceitful identity didn’t return to show gratitude or acknowledge his assistance.
At the Oyo State Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan, Isaac admitted to impersonating a police chief on four different occasions during the parade of suspected criminals.
He admitted that he regretted his actions and promised not to engage in such deceptive behaviour again if granted forgiveness for his offence.
He said: “I have tried helping people four times that was what I did and I counted it as a mistake, I called myself Police boss.
“I never for once worked as a Police officer, before my arrest, one of those who used to assist me who is a weather approached me seeking assistance for his brother in Police custody, he gave me the contact of one ACP and I called him, most of those who I used to assist don’t come back to thank me.”
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the command, Adewale Osifeso while parading the suspect, said the suspect was arrested sequel to a series of complaints from members of the public about the suspect using fake identities to illegally extort huge amounts of money from them.
He said the Monitoring Unit of the Command embarked on a discreet human intelligence gathering before arresting him at his hideout in Oyo town.
Osifeso said: “Upon interrogation, he confessed to have been using the fake identity for over a decade and explained that apart from extorting money from members of the public, who sought his assistance on police-related matters, he has equally used the fake identity to gain so many undue and underserved advantages from junior and senior police officers.
“Upon his arrest, so many of his victims have identified him while recounting experiences of how they parted with huge sums of money to the suspect under the guise of actually dealing a real Commissioner of Police or an Assistant Inspector General of Police.”Follow us on social media