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Police arrest fake CP, lawyer, others in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday paraded a fake Commissioner of Police (CP), fake lawyer and 10 others at the Command headquarters for engaging in various crimes, including armed robbery, unlawful possession of controlled substance, impersonation and others.

The Spokesperson for the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who paraded the suspects on behalf of the Commissioner of Police (CP), Idowu Owohunwa, said the police recovered four firearms, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, 11 live ammunition, one vehicle, two wrist-watches, six phones, some quantity of weed, a walkie-talkie, police warrant card, and camouflage cap with singlet.

He said, “On September 2, at about 4:40.p.m, Nwagu Emmanuel visited a police station and introduced himself as Commissioner of Police.

“He was fully regarded as such, but upon questioning, he was discovered to be an impersonator. A search was conducted in his house and various items were recovered.

“Also, on September 4, following a complaint from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe Branch, against Ibrahim Bello, who has been conducting and presenting himself as a lawyer for several years, operatives of the Command arrested the suspect in a court.

“He was brought in for questioning and was discovered to be an impersonator.”

The police also paraded 40-year-old Ganiyat Oni, who was arrested on September 10, at about 1:00 p.m. in the Igbogbo area of Ikorodu for being in possession of large quantities of weed suspected to be hard drugs, including 97 ‘colos’, 22 wraps of loud, some mixture of loud and Arizona, and a sum of N271, 600 realised from the sales as at the time of arrest.

Also paraded was a 38-year-old Bamishe Omotayo, for allegedly stealing a Volvo car from where it was parked at Eredo axis of Epe, Lagos State, on September 9.

The vehicle was recovered along Lagos- Ibadan expressway where the suspect was arrested, and his cohorts fled upon sighting the police.

Hundeyin also paraded 34-year-old Saheeed Jeleel, and 34-year-old Kazeem Jimoh, who were arrested on September 5, while allegedly robbing a pharmacy within Ojokoro area of Lagos State.

He said following a complaint from a victim of an ongoing robbery around Iba area of Lagos State, operatives of the Command mobilised and arrested four suspects. One locally made pistol and an iPhone 6 was recovered from them.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police has warned that there is no hiding place for criminals in the state. Anyone in the act should repent and face the wrath of the law,” he added.



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