Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy
Home | News |

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

READ ALSO: Check out burial photos of late actress Aisha Abimbola aka Omoge Campus, she was buried in Toronto

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.

READ ALSO: Saraki vs IGP: Judiciary tells Police to return suspects to Kwara

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.

BUSTED: Police Parade Uber Driver for Allegedly Stealing Owner's Car | TV

[embedded content]

Subscribe to watch new videos



No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.

Related Articles

Lifestyle: 20 big ways the world has changed since 1999

The dawn of the new millennium was just under 20 years ago. The world we live in now is completely different from then.

Lifestyle: 10 of the most important things we learned about mental health this year

In 2018, researchers around the world worked tirelessly to combat a range of mental health issues. Scientists found more effective treatments for post-traumatic

Lifestyle: Wole Soyinka Prize For Literature goes to 2 joint winners from Uganda and Nigeria

The 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize For Literature worth $10,000 (N3.6 million) has been bagged by two people - Prof Tanure Ojaide and Harriet Anena.All African reports that

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

Most Read News

View all posts

PDP looted out collective destiny - Fashola blasts opposition party

- Babatunde Fashola accused the PDP of looting the country's treasury- The minister of works, power and housing said the current administration has been completing

Africa’s obese population fastest growing in World – FOA

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has raised the alarm over what it termed “fastest rising incidences of obesity in African”, noting that an estimated

Transparency International boss visits Ezekwesili, hails her pioneering work

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said that one of the challenges confronting Nigeria remains transparent leadership.She said

People who sleep more than 8 hours are at risk of dying - Research shows

- The study advocated for a minimum of six and a maximum of eight hours of sleep daily- Bed time below or above the

Breaking: Mbaka publicly apologises to Peter Obi, begs for forgiveness (video)

Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry has begged for forgiveness has apologised to the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, for his

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale claims he deserves 1 prestigious award Salah won

- Gareth Bale says he deserved to win the Puskas award ahead of Salah- The Wales international scored an acrobatic goal against Liverpool- The Real

Most Watched Movies