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Police arrest fake policeman in Lagos



Officers of the Lagos State Police Command have reportedly arrested a fake policeman, Monday Job, for allegedly posing as a riot policeman to escort smugglers conveying contraband goods from Cotonou in Benin Republic to Lagos State.

Bala Elkana, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer revealed that policemen on duty arrested the suspect, adding that during interrogation, he could not state the squadron he was attached to.

“On February 10, 2020, around 8am, policemen on enforcement of the ban on motorcycles in restricted areas arrested one Monday Job, 32, at Oshodi, while riding a motorcycle and fully dressed in riot police uniform.” Elkana who stated that he would be charged for the crime said.

“A close look at his name tag and badge gave room for further probing. He could not give a satisfactory account of himself and the squadron he was attached to. In the course of investigation, he confessed to being an impersonator.”

“It was revealed that he had been wearing the uniform to commit criminal activities, including the illegal escort of contraband goods from Cotonou to Lagos, escorting of vehicles from Lagos to other parts of the country, intimidating, harassing and extorting money from innocent members of the public while claiming to be a riot policeman. An investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged when the investigation is concluded.”

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