The Lagos State Police Command’s Ipaja division has detained a 65-year-old man for impersonating an army commander in order to scam an unsuspecting Lagos resident.
The Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, who tweeted about the arrest revealed that the sexagenarian had assured one Ignatius he would hire soldiers to help him collect debts from people that owed him.
The police spokesperson went on to say that the impostor soldier collected N120.000 from his victim before fleeing. The force PRO added a search of the suspect’s home revealed a false ID card and a military outfit.
“Officers of Ipaja Division have arrested 65-year-old Jeremiah Joseph who presented himself as an Army Lieutenant to one Ignatius. The fake Lieutenant promised to arrange soldiers to help Ignatius recover N4.5m owed him by some people in Delta State,” Hundeyin wrote.
“He received N120,000 for this service and thereafter absconded. Found in his apartment were a fake Army identity card and uniform,” he added.