A self-acclaimed Superintendent of Police, George Oliseh, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.
Oliseh, 64 was arrested with 10 bags of weed suspected to be cannabis, alongside one Isaac Ishicheli, who claimed to be his brother-in-law.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Abdulmajid Ali, while parading the suspects along with 37 suspected armed robbers, cultists, murderers, and a fraudster, on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, said the suspects would be made to face the consequences of their actions.
The CP said Oliseh, who wore police uniform and had an identity card which bore the rank, was arrested on Sunday at Sagamu area of the state, in his attempt to bring the bags of hemp from Owo, Ondo State, in his Toyota Camry car with number plate, RSH 101 RE.
Oliseh said it was poverty and frustration that forced him into the illicit business.
He said he had to take care of 23 children and five wives, adding that he was a policeman before his dismissal from the force.
According to him, he was dismissed following his struggle with partial stroke on the left hand and leg.
“It was late Inspector Umukoro, an Urhobo man from Delta, who introduced the drug 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, so I became a commercial driver plying Idanre and Akure.
“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 father of 23 said.