Fake police commissioner arrested while attempting to facilitate release of suspect

A fake Commissioner of Police identified as Emmanuel Nwagu has been arrested when he came to the police headquarters located in Ikeja, Lagos State to facilitate release of a hardened criminal in police custody.

Penpushing reports that the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin made this known on Monday while parading thirteen suspects for various crimes bordering on alleged impersonation, defilement, car theft, illicit drug trading, robbery, and unlawful possession of arms.

The police spokesman said on September 2,2023 at the residence of the middle-aged suspect, exhibits recovered include a Deputy Commissioner of Police warrant card, an Assistant Commissioner of Police warrant card, a Kenwood walkie-talkie, a police camouflage singlet and a fez cap.

‘He came into the police headquarters and was about to facilitate or request the release of a hardened criminal in our custody. He introduced himself as commissioner of police and that was as far as he could convince us’, he added

Penpushing further reports that Hundeyin said the command recovered four firearms, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, two wristwatches, 11 live ammunition and one vehicle from other the culprits.

The Command Public Relations Officer said that other items recovered were five mobile phones, some quantities of weed, suspected to be variants of drugs, a walkie-talkie, police warrant cards and a police camouflage cap with a singlet.

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