Police arrest fake Vehicle Inspection Officers

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected fake Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO’S) alleged to specialized in duping people by forging vehicle registration documents.

Penpushing reports that the Command Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement, and gave identities of the suspects as include: Olushola Owoade(45) and Sherif Salaudeen(33).

The police spokesman added that the suspects posed as officials of the Vehicle Licensing Office, collected money from people and issued them fake vehicle registration documents.

“The duo was arrested following credible intelligence that they duped innocent Nigerians by producing fake vehicle documents and impersonating officials of the Lagos State Vehicle Licensing Office. Salaudeen, a security man at the Lagos State Electricity Board, Ikeja, was arrested for aiding and abetting by allowing Owoade use his security post to run his illicit businesses, he said.

“Investigation reveals that the suspects have been in the business since February 2021. Items recovered from the suspects include one laptop, one printer, fake Inspector General of Police letterheads, fake tint permits, and fake vehicle particulars,” he added.

Penpushing further reports the Public Relations Officer of the Command said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has directed that the suspects be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.

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