The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a fake Superintendent of Police, George Oliseh, with 10 bags of weed suspected to be cannabis (Igbo).
The suspect, who wore police uniform and had an identity card which bore the rank, was reportedly arrested on Sunday at Sagamu, Ogun State, while bringing the bags of hemp from Owo, Ondo State, in his Toyota Camry car.
He was arrested alongside one Isaac Ishicheli, who claimed to be his brother-in-law.
Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, paraded Oliseh along with 37 suspected armed robbers, cultists, murderers, and a fraudster
Sixty-four-year-old Oliseh said it was poverty and frustration that forced him into the illicit business, adding that he had to take care of 23 children and five wives.
He explained that he was a policeman, adding that after he was dismissed from the force, he suffered partial stroke on the left hand and leg.
He said he became a commercial driver plying Idanre and Akure. He stated that he met a hemp dealer, named Inspector Umukoro, now late, who introduced the illicit business to him.
“It was Inspector Umukoro, an Urhobo man from Delta, who introduced the business to me, and I embraced it. I was a former corporal in the police. I joined the force in 2002, but I was dismissed in 2009.
“It was frustration and poverty that forced me into the business, because I have to take care of 23 children and five wives, though two had left.”
The CP said the suspects would be made to face the consequences of their actions.