Police impostor arrested in Lagos


The Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Lagos State has arrested a 38-year-old dismissed Sergeant, Gbenga Ogundele, for allegedly impersonating the Force.

The Head of the Unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Johnson Adenola, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

Adenola said that the suspect was dismissed twice in the force for illegal duty, stressing that he was also arrested for the same offence at Agboju Bus Stop, along Badagry Expressway.

”He was arrested on Jan. 16, 2017, at Agboju area of Lagos while impersonating the Force by unlawfully wearing the police uniform and in possession of police accoutrements.

”The suspect was first dismissed while in PMF 11, Calabar in 2011 for illegal duty. He worked his way to Lagos command.

”He was later exposed when he could not fill his annual emolument form mandatory for all personnel. He ran away when the Admin Officer of the station demanded for him to present such.

”He was in the force for about three years without salary, as he never presented his emolument form, but always using the uniform for illegal duty,” he said.

Adenola said that the fake policeman had been charged to court on Thursday for impersonation.

credit: NAN