A man who has been parading himself as a police officer to perpetrate crimes has been arrested.
It is the end of the road for Oliver Chukwuemeka who has been parading as a police corporal as he, alongside his accomplice, Akeem Hamzat, also a fake native doctor, have been arrested for allegedly buying and selling stolen vehicles.
The two suspects were nabbed by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, after they reportedly bought vehicles from a robbery syndicate which operates from Sagamu area of Ogun State, and selling the said vehicles as genuine.
During interrogation, it was discovered that the 35-year-old Chukwuemeka who posed as the orderly of a retired Commissioner of Police, was actually fake.
A police source alleged that Chukwuemeka's main job was to market the stolen vehicles while his cohort, Hamzat, belonged to one of the gangs that supplied the vehicles to the fake police officer while parading himself as a herbalist.
The Aguata, Anambra State born Chukwuma, in his confession, said he had received only two vehicles from the gang, and that he was arrested while receiving the third consignment.
"I was dealing in motor spare parts and I was based in Abuja. I usually came to Lagos for business transactions. I got the fake police identity so that I could escape police checkpoints.
I told them I was also an orderly to senior police officers, and I showed them my I.D. card. I wanted to buy a Toyota Highlander from a friend, Danjuma, but I did not know he was a robber.
He has initially sold to me a Toyota Sienna, and a Honda Accord 2003 model. I bought them from him at N280,000 and N480,000 respectively.
It was while I was buying the vehicle from Hamzat that the police arrested me in the Sagamu area. My wife and child are in Abuja. They did not know I related to any gang. They only knew I deal in motor spare parts."