Fake soldier arrested for fraud and impersonation in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 65-year-old man identified as Jeremiah Joseph for allegedly impersonating an army officer and defrauding a man of N120,000 at Ipaja.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed the arrest on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The suspect, who had a fake Army identity card and uniform, duped a man and ran away.

“The suspect presented himself as an Army Lieutenant to one Ignatius.
“The fake Lieutenant promised to arrange soldiers to help Ignatius recover N4.5m owed him by some people in Delta State.

“He received N120,000 for this service and thereafter absconded.”