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Taskforce Officials Arrest Fake Army In Lagos

Police, Lagos, Ibafo, Bokkos
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom

Lagos – Police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Wednesday arrested a fake Second Lieutenant of the Nigerian Army, identified as one Oluwayelu Adeboye.

Adebayo Taofiq, Head Public Affairs Unit Lagos State Task Force, said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni immediately directed that Olayinka Egbeyemi, a superintendent of police and chairman of the taskforce be charged to court for impersonation.

According the Taofiq, Owoseni said the police in Lagos and other security operatives would continue to arrest miscreants and criminals at their different hide-outs until they have a change of mind of becoming a good citizen.

The 27-year-old suspect is resident at No. 4 Union Street, Dopemu, Agege, Lagos.

The suspect who according to investigations was rusticated from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun state in 2014 for same impersonation offence claimed that he had at many instances deceived different security formations across the country.

Further investigation equally revealed that the suspect was an habitual impersonator who had once also impersonated to be a son of a General in the Nigerian Army during an interview where he wanted to secure admission into Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

He disclosed that he has been impersonating as Officer of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Police Force in order to secure the release of anyone arrested at different Police Station across Lagos.

According to the taskforce image maker, the suspect also  impersonates through telephone conversations for release of impounded vehicles from different law enforcers and that if he had succeeded he would have charged the  owner of the impounded vehicle N15,000.

The suspect narrated that he was on his way to Ogba in Ikeja to collect his original Year 2010 West African Examination School Certificate results with examination No 20108040DC when he saw operatives of the Agency impounding someone’s vehicle for traffic obstructions and that he felt it was another good business for him as usual that was why he quickly intervened.

He claimed he was among those shortlisted for the new recruitment at the Nigerian Police Force.

The impounded commercial vehicle belong to one Muritala Feyisola Ayowunmi,  an Officer of the Nigerian  Navy, Military Clearing Office, Wharf at Apapa, who resides at BT 88, Flat 10A, Gowon Estate, Egbeda, Lagos.