A 45-year-old man, Mustapha Oludarisi, 45, has been arrested for parading himself as a police officer attached to the Zone 2 Police Command, Lagos Island, and arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates Court on a three-count charge of impersonation, stealing and obtaining money under false pretence.
His arrest followed a complaint by one Godwin Abu Oko accusing Oludarisi of falsely presenting himself as a police officer working at Zone 2 Police Command Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, and obtained N1million from him to help him process and approve a petition to the Commissioner of Police.
After investigation, he was charged to court for stealing, the offence, according to the prosecutor, S. Molo are punishable under section 378, 312 (3) and 285 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence punishable under Section 378, 312 (3) and 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2011 and was admitted to bail by the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Awope, in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Awope said the sureties must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government for the past three years. She adjourned the matter till January 23 for mention.
The accused was remanded in Ikoyi prison when he could not perfect his bail conditions before the court closed for the day.
Similarly, a trader based in Lagos State, Victor Agwu, 34, has been arrested for allegedly killing a security guard alongside suspected members of his gang (now at large) in a foiled robbery.
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), claimed Agwu is a member of the gang which had attempted to rob residents of a block of flats on an estate in Lagos.
They allegedly shot the night guard who challenged them; however, the gun shot attracted other residents in the neighbourhood who were said to have alerted the police.
A police source said the suspect has confessed to taking part in the robbery where the night guard was killed and was helping the police with investigation.