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Fake police Sergeant arrested in Lagos

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The Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Lagos State has arrested one Gbenga Ogundele for allegedly parading himself as a Police Sergeant.

The Head of the Unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Johnson Adenola, who confirmed the arrest, said that Ogundele was dismissed twice from the force for illegal duty.

Adenola added that the 38-year-old was arrested at Agboju Bus Stop along Badagry Expressway.

He said, “He was arrested on Jan. 16, 2017, at Agboju area of Lagos while impersonating the Force by unlawfully wearing the police uniform and in possession of police accoutrements.

“The suspect was first dismissed while in PMF 11, Calabar in 2011 for illegal duty. He worked his way to Lagos command.

“He was later exposed when he could not fill his annual emolument form mandatory for all personnel. He ran away when the Admin Officer of the station demanded for him to present such.

“He was in the force for about three years without salary, as he never presented his emolument form, but always using the uniform for illegal duty.”

Adenola said that the fake policeman had been charged to court on Thursday for impersonation.

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