Mr. Nwagu Emmanuel’s charade as a Commissioner of Police came to an end after storming the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja Lagos, to secure the release of a suspect.
All Legit News learnt that Mr. Emmanuel was arrested after he had gone to the station in order to secure the release of a detained suspect.
The impersonator, who was caught with a Walkie Talkie, was apprehended alongside 12 other suspects across Lagos for various crimes.
The state’s Police Command spokesman, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, disclosed that the impersonator had presented himself as a Commissioner of Police and was initially treated as such. However, upon further questioning, it was revealed that he was an not.
When a search was carried out at his residence, the police uncovered Deputy and Assistant Commissioner of Police warrant cards, a Kenwood walkie-talkie, police camouflage singlet, and a face cap.
Reacting to the police findings, Emmanuel claimed that the ID cards were given to him by a policeman named ASP ABBA, and he had paid N2,000 for them.
He added that the Walkie Talkie caught with him was from his church and once presented these ID cards to traffic officials when faced with a traffic offense.
“I have never served in any police formation. Honestly I was drunk on that day,” Emmanuel said.
“I drove into the police station with my friend who lives nearby. He wanted me to introduce him to the Area Commander so I went there to introduce him to the Commander.
“The ID cards were given to me by one ASP ABBA, a policeman whom I used. to know. He also gave me a police vest and a cap when he was guarding our hotel. I paid him N2,000 for the two ID cards.
“But the Walkie Talkie belongs to my church. I started using it last year. I once presented them to V.I.O officials when I was booked for a traffic offence. But I still paid because they insisted , since my license had expired.”
In a bizarre twist, a 62-year-old man, Ibrahim Bello, who claimed to be an estate agent was among those arrested after he had donned full Lawyer’s regalia, including a wig and robe.
Mr. Bello had masqueraded as a lawyer and even tried to represent a client in court before realizing he was an impersonator.
Mr. Bello explained that he often handled litigation cases and would sometimes appear in court for lawyers he hired.
He confessed to buying the lawyer’s attire and law books to read, as he had a passion for legal literature.
“Whenever I collect any litigation in my office and give them to lawyers to appear in court for me, they would advise me to take it up and appear in the court for them,” he said.
“It was on one of the occasions when I went to the court to see if the lawyers I gave the job to were in Court that I was arrested.
“I bought them (the wig and robe) and kept them in the office so that whenever a lawyer does not have a robe, I would take it to the court for him.
“As for the law books , I bought them to be read because I love reading.”