A 35-year-old man
The suspect identified as Chris Akpati, reportedly paid the sum of N80,000 for the arrest of some traditional chiefs of Idemili community Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, Punch reports.
The news of the arrest was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Zanna Ibrahim, in a statement issued on Sunday, November 20.
According to him, fake DSS officer was working for one Agboma Sunday.
Ibrahim revealed that Akpati and Sunday were both arrested when the impersonator went to the community to arrest the chiefs whom Sunday accused of killing his son, in a bid to eliminate them.
Punch reports that the CP also revealed that one Okon had filed a report at the Kwale police division claiming that Akpati called him introducing himself as a DSS official from Abuja and informed him that he had a petition written against him (complainant) by one Agboma Sunday in respect of his son, who was killed some time ago in the area.
Ibrahim said, “The said fake SSS personnel later went to Idemili to effect the arrest of the complainant with the motive of gathering other chiefs in the community with the complainant to be eliminated by Agboma Sunday and his thugs in vengeance of his late son’s death. It was further revealed that Agboma Sunday paid N80, 000.00 to Chris Akpeti for the job.”
Also contained in the statement was the arrest of a fake police officer who was arrested while escorting a Mercedes Benz truck with Reg. No.ABU 208 UV belonging to Alon Technical Services Limited in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
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According to Ibrahim, the fake police officer identified as Chiemeka Telvin, 43, was arrested in police uniform along Abraka/Obiaruku road by the operatives of SARS based in Eku Ethiope East Council Area of the state.
He added, “The vehicle, loaded with some welding materials, was being escorted by one Chiemeka Telvin ‘m’ who was dressed in full police uniform with F/No. 429000 and a sergeant rank. On-the-spot-inquiry revealed that the said Chiemeka Telvin is a fake policeman.
“He was consequently arrested along with the driver while the vehicle was impounded. Investigation is in progress.”
The suspects will be arraigned in court upon the completion of the investigation.