Three brazen and crooked businessmen posing as customs officers along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway whose stock-in-trade was to rob unsuspecting Nigerians of their cars were yesterday paraded by Ogun State Police Command.
The three fake customs officers, Brilliant Oruaro, Ajayi Jemibewon and Farotimi Sunday (pictured) operate along Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where they wave motorists down and ask to see their cars’ Customs duty papers.
Explaining how they carried out the shocking crime, the state Police Commissioner, Ikemefuna Okoye said the police found in their possession eleven cars which they took from their owners after the unsuspecting motorists could not produce genuine papers.
He said: “They had illegally impounded cars and 11 of such were recovered from them. The ring leader, Oruaro, who hails from Bayelsa State, had a car-mart in Akure, Ondo State, where some of the vehicles were recovered.
“The suspects had confessed that they perpetrated the act, and we are calling on members of the public, who had had their cars impounded by these fake officers to come forward with genuine papers.
“The suspects said they were pushed into the nefarious activity by poverty.
“They said two of their accomplices, including a dismissed officer from Nigeria Customs Services, are on the run.”