A heartless fake police officer who has been terrorizing and extorting money from motorists at Costain Roundabout, Iponri in Lagos State has been finally arrested.
Austine Okwuokei was arrested while extorting money from the public
The police in Lagos has arrested a fake police officer while extorting money from vulnerable Nigerians in Lagos State. In a statement, the police said the criminal was arrested at Costain Roundabout, Iponri in the morning of 1st June, 2016.
The statement reads: "The Lagos State Command of NPF has arrested one Austine Okwuokei (seen in photo) at Costain Roundabout, Iponri in the morning of 1st June, 2016 while extorting money from motorist under the pretence of being a policeman.
"Investigation carried out revealed that the said Austine makes up to Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) daily from his illegal activities which has painted the police in bad light as his victims saw him as a genuine policeman. Arrangements have been concluded to charge the suspect to court accordingly.
"The Lagos State Police Command is advising members of the public not to part with their money to anyone who claims to be a police officer or seen wearing police uniforms or resemblance of police uniform as the leadership of the force frowns at all forms of corruption.
"You can equally report any such activity to the NPF-CRU via any of our provided platform."