-by our correspondent.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, to be on the lookout for impersonators as the command arraigns a fake Police Inspector and soldier.
In a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Commissioner condemned the act of impersonation by some individuals who parade themselves as security operatives in the state.
Odumosu referred to some cases where dismissed officers and civilians were posting as service members or personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, the military and other security agencies to perpetrate illegal acts in the state.
He ordered the DPOs, intelligence detectives and Heads of Department in the command to go after impersonators and make them them face the full wrath of the law as many Lagos residents are being deceived by their conducts and antics. He also warns the general public to beware of such impersonators who are fond of impersonating the police, military or other security agencies.
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu
Meanwhile, the Lagos police boss has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, CID Panti, Yaba, Adegoke Fayoade, to immediately prosecute one 45 years old Anya Okorie who was recently arrested by the police operatives attached to Ketu Division and a 21 years old Usman Alli arrested with the Nigerian Army Camouflage Vest by police operatives attached to Surulere Division.
According to the statement, Okorie was arrested on complete police uniform bearing the rank of Inspector of Police while Alli was arrested wearing camouflage vests when he and his accomplice, now at large, chased and attacked one Onyema, with a jack knife.