The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested Austine Okwuokei in Iponri, Lagos State. Mr. Okwuokei pretends to be a policeman and was caught in action extorting money from unsuspecting motorists. NPF reported that the impostor makes about N10,000 daily. Okwuokei will be charged to court.
NPF warned the general public through its Facebook post:
“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.”
Anyone that witnesses such activity is encouraged to report to the Complaint Response Unit of the NPF.