Police arrest dismissed officer over impersonation
Operatives of Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a dismissed policeman parading himself as an Inspector of Police in Ogudu GRA, Ojota Lagos.
The impersonator, Alobo Omokhoa ‘m’ aged 48, was escorting a Golf Volkswagen, conveying stainless iron to a construction site in Ogudu GRA, Kosofe, when the operatives arrested him as he was about to flee the scene.
While being interrogated by the Commander Lagos Rapid Response Squad, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, Alobo could not give satisfactory answers to prove that he was a serving member of the Force.
Preliminary investigations revealed that he was dismissed from the Force in 2020 for desertion. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that since his dismissal, he had been in the criminal act of escorting cars and trucks conveying goods to any part of Lagos for a fee.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, while commending the RRS for their achievements, has warned those impersonating police officers in Lagos to reconsider their actions or be prepared for a tough time henceforth.
The suspect will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.