Two persons namely, Nwagu Emmanuel and Ibrahim Bello have been arrested for impersonating commissioner of police and a lawyer respectively in Lagos.
Emmanuel, the command’s Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin made known while he was being paraded alongside Bello, and several other suspects, impersonated the commissioner of police to facilitate the release of a suspect from the force headquarters in the state.
The police boss said, “Nwagu Emmanuel was arrested for parading himself as a commissioner of police. To make his claim authentic, he also had a fake ID card as a commissioner of police.
“He actually came into the police headquarters and was about to request the release of a hardened criminal who was in custody. He introduced himself as a commissioner of police.
“That was as far as he could convince us. Further questions, such as where he was serving and some other things, gave him away. Investigations reveal that he has been doing this quietly for some time.
“Only God knows how many civilians he has been able to convince that he was a police officer to get away with some unscrupulous things,” Hundeyin narrated.
On Bello’s part, he was apprehended after the Epe Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association sneaked on him, accusing him of posing as lawyer and rendering legal services for the unsuspecting Nigerians.
“This was reported to us by the Nigerian Bar Association, Epe Branch. They reached out to us about somebody who had been calling himself a lawyer for years.
“He always appeared in court with a robe and law book, and the unsuspecting Nigerians would approach him for whatever legal services they needed. His name is Ibrahim Bello. He was arrested in court with his robe on, looking like a real lawyer,” the police said.