See the face of the fake police officer terrorizing Oshodi

EagleHeadline | Jun. 18, 2017

Operatives of the Lagos state police command have arrested a 47-year-old man who poses as police officer in Oshodi

The fake police officer was said to have terrorized the people of Oshodi and its environs

Gregory Anyasodo, a 47-year-old Nigerian man, has been arrested by some operatives of the Lagos state police command for impersonating a Nigerian police officer.

NAIJ.com gathered that the fake police officer was said to have been extorting people in Oshodi up till the time he was caught. Anyasodo, an indigene of Imo state was arrested on Thursday, April 27 after stealing N125,000 from a trader in Oshodi, one of his victims.

Mrs Emmanuella Joseph, the unsuspecting victim had goneto report the fake police officer who threatened to confiscate her hand bag and get her arrested at the same time.

When operatives of the Lagos state police command paraded the area, Anyasodo was arrested. A walkie-talkie and a police identity card with force number 14873 were found on him.

Anyasodo upon his arrest confessed to the crime; however, he denied stealing the woman’s money as claimed by her.

“I have been in the trade since December 2016. I came to Lagos before Christmas in preparation for The Lord’s Chosen convention in Lagos, which was held in February 2017 at Ijesha…. My early coming for the programme was for me to seize that opportunity to look for job in Lagos. When I couldn’t get a job, I ventured into impersonating the police,” he said.

He also went further to talk about his past crimes. “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…. 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 am a stranger. I make between N10,000 to N15, 000 daily parading myself as police officer and extorting innocent people…. 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,” he stated.

“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 confessed.

The fake police officer was not the only one arrested. The graphic artiste who designed his police identity card and the owner of the business center were picked up too. The case has been transferred to the state criminal investigation department in Panti, Yaba. Nnamdi Kanu has finally been freed from the prison where he was locked up for months.

Hot Comments
Success2017-05-06 11:48:01 Nigeria
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Oh! You said they should pardon him because of his family and forgotten he never did send a dime to that same family for ones.&&&
Anonymous2017-05-02 13:57:33 Nigeria
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Out of 100% of police 70% are curupt
Baba2017-05-02 07:07:51 Kenya
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I have learnt a lot from eagleee. Thanks.
Success2017-05-06 10:48:01 Cameroon
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Oh! You said they should pardon him because of his family and forgotten he never did send a dime to that same family for ones.
Success2017-05-06 11:39:37 Nigeria
Yeah I think you have a point. Since they already know the routh to the riches why are they still poor!!!
Sheila Sagay2017-05-05 20:59:03 Nigeria
You are not fair to the police. Like every other group, there are bad eggs,but they make a lot of sacrifice for us. They even get killed in the line of duty. In fact, a day should be set aside to celebrate all our security,men and women.
Comrade Yemi ENITAN2017-05-03 21:16:38 Nigeria
Impersonation, stealing, conversion, obtaining by false pretence, hmmm.OK o. All have their section in the criminal code, so let him be given fair hearing according to section 36 of the constitution of the fed rep of Nig., 1999
Magog innocent2017-05-02 18:17:49 Nigeria
For me I can't blame the fake police officer,for this recession man gat nothing to do six children's no be small thing.the Nigerian police should arrest him let him pay for what he have done and at the same time pardon him because of his family.this should be a lesson to everyone out there
Magog innocent2017-05-02 18:17:33 Nigeria
For me I can't blame the fake police officer,for this recession man gat nothing to do six children's no be small thing.the Nigerian police should arrest him let him pay for what he have done and at the same time pardon him because of his family.this should be a lesson to everyone out there
Zainab Sulaiman2017-05-02 12:27:02 Nigeria
They are many of them that maltreat innocent people if they fail to brabe them.
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