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Police arrest fake officer who makes N15k daily in Lagos

- The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a fake officer in Lagos

- Gregory Anyasodo was arrested after he seized a bag containing N125,000 from a resident on Thursday, May 17

- He said he make between N10,000 and N15,000 daily from harassing resident

A fake police officer, Gregory Anyasodo, has been arrested by the Lagos Police command.

Anyasodo, 47, was arrested on Thursday, May 17, by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) at Oshodi area of Lagos state.

His arrest followed a report by one of his victims, Emmanuella Joseph to the Lagos police command.

Joseph alleged that Anyasodo had confiscated her bag which contained N125, 000 and threatened to arrest her.

A search warrant around the area the incident occurred led to the arrest of the fake officer while a Anyasodo was arrested on Thursday by operatives of the RRS at Oshodi after one of his victims, Mrs Emmanuella Joseph, reported that he had confiscated her bag which contained N125,000 was recovered from him.

Fake policeman confesses to making N15k daily in Lagos

Gregory Anyasodo was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad. photo credit: Nigeria police

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Anyasodo while confessing to seizing a bag from Joseph said he came to Lagos in 2016 but started impersonating the police after he could not get a job.

“I have been arrested six times in Owerri for impersonation. I have impersonated WAEC and JAMB officials. I have been arrested thrice by Shell Camp police, Owerri for impersonation," Anyasodo said.

"I am a father of six. I left my wife with six children when I was coming to Lagos. I have been sleeping in hotels since I got to Lagos.

Occasionally, people allow me to sleep on the balconies and corridors of their house after I had convinced them that I am a stranger. I make between N10,000 to N15, 000 daily parading myself as police officer and extorting innocent people.

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What I do is move closer to them and tell them, mostly traders. I show them my identity card and I threatened to invite my colleagues if they failed to settle me. I collect the money and I move away.

I am sorry, I have not sent a dime to my wife in Owerri to take care of the six children I left in her possession but occasionally, I call her. I thought of impersonating police because it would fetch me more money," he added.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app earlier reported that the Nigeria Police has advised the public to always search officers before they search them.

The police on Friday, May 18, urged Nigerians never to allow these officers search their cars or house without subjecting themselves to a search first.

An official tweet from he police said this a procedure to a search and stop operation.

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