A police corporal, Funmilayo Balogun, has been arrested for stealing a Honda Accord car worth N5 million, which she sold to unsuspecting client.
The 35-year-old suspect was on Wednesday paraded by the Ogun State Police Command. She was wearing a police uniform with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.
She was dismissed in 2010 by the Ondo State Command for presenting fake result to get police employment.
After her dismissal, she allegedly promoted herself to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and allegedly started stealing cars in automobile stores across the South-West of the country
The suspect allegedly committed the offence in October 2014, when she approached a car dealer in Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta on the pretense that she wanted to buy the car.
Confessing to committing the crime at Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, headquarters in Abeokuta, where she was paraded, Ms. Balogun said she wore a police uniform for the operation. She said she told the car sellers that she needed to transfer money into their account to balance cash at hand.
Ms. Balogun added that she drove two of the car dealers to the police headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, where she abandoned them and fled with the car that she later sold to someone in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at N3.5 million. She said she has since been paid N2 million.
Also, seven teenagers were arrested for armed robbery. They are allegedly responsible for different robbery cases in Ijebu axis of the state.
Items recovered from the suspects were two locally made pistols,mobile phones, charms and eight vehicles.
A 32-year-old man was also arrested for killing his mother at Ibefun, in Odogbolu area of the state.
The State Police Commissioner, Ikemefuna Okoye, said the command would continue to strive to make the state a crime-free one