A fake policewoman, Halimat Kemi Mustapha has been arrested in Oyo State after she was caught impersonating a Police Inspector in Ogbomoso area of the state.
Halimat, a mother of three, was arrested on December 15, 2017 but was paraded this week before newsmen at the State Police Command.
The suspect was alleged of wearing full Inspector of Police uniform to perpetrate heinous act. She was previously in the force and was dismissed in 2007 but refused to submit her full kits.
Rather the 40-year-old held on to the uniform and was wearing it to pass herself off as a police officer before nemesis caught up with her.
“The impostor, wearing police uniform with an Inspector rank, was arrested by the Owode-Ogbomoso Police Division on December 15, 2017 around 1.00 pm, after she fraudulently bought electronics worth N600, 000 from one Vincent Nwachi at a shop located at Takie Isale area of Ogbomoso with an assurance that she would pay through money transfer.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect was dismissed in 2007, but did not return police kits in her possession. Before her arrest, she had been using the police uniform to obtain goods and services from unsuspecting innocent members of the public. She has confessed to the crime and will soon be arraigned in court,” Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude said of the suspect while she was being paraded.