A suspected fake officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, recognized as Tijani Omeka, who poses as Corporal Tijani, has been arrested in Abuja.
Omeka was reportedly arrested following a tip-off from one of those he defrauded.
The suspect, who’s a taxi driving operator, operates inside Mararaba, Area 1 axis of Abuja and extorts cash from his victims.
The Deputy Commissioner in charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, DCP Salisu Gyadi-Gyadi even as parading the suspect stated Omeka was arrested after the police were given a tip-off from some of those he had defrauded.
“Omeka was arrested after the police got a tip-off from some of those he defrauded. We recovered from him one black face cap with the inscription SARS and a walkie-talkie,” DCP Gyadi added.
Upon interrogation, Omeka said “I found the walkie-talkie from SARS premises on the floor and the cap belongs to one of the operatives. The policemen are my friends and they usually use my service whenever they go on operation because I’m a taxi driver.
“I travelled and the cap was with me for about three months because I was out of Abuja. I took my car for repairs with the intention of going to drop the cap and walkie-talkie after they fix my car, but I was still at the mechanic when they arrested me.”