Lagos, Nigeria – In a remarkable breakthrough, the Lagos State Police Command has apprehended an audacious impersonator who had been masquerading as a high-ranking Police Commissioner. This startling revelation was confirmed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, during a press briefing held on Monday, where he unveiled the recent accomplishments of the police force.
The arrest of this impersonator, who went by the name “Emmanuel,” occurred on September 2nd, around 4:40 p.m., when he visited a police facility in the Ikorodu area and brazenly introduced himself as a Commissioner of Police. Shockingly, he was initially received with the utmost respect due to his claimed position. However, diligent questioning soon uncovered his true identity as a fraudulent impostor.
A subsequent search of Emmanuel’s residence yielded alarming discoveries, including a Deputy Commissioner of Police warrant card, an Assistant Commissioner of Police warrant card, a Kenwood walkie-talkie, a police camouflage singlet, and a police camouflage face cap.
In a parallel incident, another impersonator named Ibrahim Bello was taken into custody on September 4th, following a complaint filed by the Nigeria Bar Association, Epe Area. For an extended period, Bello had been posing as a lawyer at the Epe Magistrate Courts, donning lawyer’s regalia and providing legal representation to unsuspecting clients.
Bello was apprehended while in the courtroom, dressed as a lawyer, waiting to represent a client. Interrogation confirmed that he was indeed an impostor.
Items found in Bello’s possession included a portrait bearing the inscription “Bello Law Firm Office,” as well as documents related to various legal matters. During questioning, the suspect attempted to evade his impersonation, claiming to be an estate agent instead of a lawyer.
Furthermore, the Lagos State Police Command arrested a woman on Sunday in the Igbogbo area of Ikorodu. She was found in possession of a substantial quantity of a substance suspected to be hard drugs. The woman was carrying 97 wraps of various colors, 22 wraps of “loud,” a mixture of “loud” and Arizona, and a sum of N271,600 in cash, believed to be her earnings from illegal activities at the time of her arrest.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed that other suspects were also apprehended for alleged crimes such as rape, armed robbery, cultism, and defilement. Following a thorough investigation, these suspects will be prosecuted in a court of law.
The Lagos State Police Command’s recent successes demonstrate their commitment to maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety of the public. The arrest of these impostors serves as a warning to all would-be criminals that impersonation and illegal activities will not go unpunished.