Monday, 1 May 2017

Fake Policeman, Gregory Anyasodo Arrested By RRS in Oshodi, Lagos

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man for impersonating Nigerian Police and extorting people in Oshodi.

The suspect, Gregory Anyasodo, 47, from Owerri North, Imo State, was arrested on Thursday after stealing N125,000 from one of his victims, a trader in Oshodi.

The victim, Mrs Emmanuella Joseph, had approach RRS officials stationed in Oshodi to report Anyasodo’s threat to arrest her and the confiscation of her handbag containing N125,000.

The suspect confessed to have impersonated JAMB and WAEC officials, indicating that he had been arrested thrice for the same crime.

The fake policeman pointed out that he makes between N10,000 to N15,000 each day by threatening to arrest unsuspecting people.

According to a statement on the RRS website, "A search around the area led to the arrest of Anyasodo and the recovery of a radio that appeared a walkie-talkie and a Police Identity Card, which portrayed him as an Inspector with Force number 14873, attached to Lagos Taskforce and Special Anti-Robbery Squad".

The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba.


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