A phony police commissioner and twelve others were paraded in Lagos.
The Police Command in Lagos State, says it has arrested an impersonator, who has been parading himself before the public as a police commissioner.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Monday, while briefing newsmen on the recent achievements recorded by the command.
According to him, the feat included the arrest of 12 others for various offences committed in the last two weeks.
He said that within the period, the command recovered four firearms, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, 11 live ammunition and one vehicle from culprits.
The image maker said the suspected “fake CP”, simply identified as Emmanuel, was arrested on September 2, at about 4.40 p.m. when he visited a police formation in Ikorodu area and introduced himself as a Commissioner of Police.
“He was fully regarded as such, but upon questioning, he was discovered to be an impersonator.
“During a search in his residence, we recovered a Deputy Commissioner of Police warrant card, an Assistant Commissioner of Police warrant card, Kenwood walkie-talkie, a police camouflage singlet and face cap,” he said.
Similarly, the spokesperson said that another impersonator was arrested on September 4 following a complaint from the Nigeria Bar Association, Epe Area of Lagos.
Hundeyin said that the suspect, one Ibrahim Bello, has allegedly been conducting and presenting himself as a Lawyer at the Epe Magistrate Courts for several years.
According to him, operatives of the Command arrested the suspect fully dressed in a lawyer’s regalia in the court where he went to depend on a client.
“He was brought in for questioning, where he was discovered to be an impersonator,” he said.