By Olaolu Oladipo, LagosÂ
The Lagos State Task Force has arrested a fake military man, Mr. Oluwayelu Adewole Rahmon claiming to be a 2nd Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
Â According to the Public Relations Officer of the taskforce, Adebayo Taofiq, sequel to the arrest, Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni directedÂ Chairman SP. Olayinka Egbeyemi to immediately charge the fake soldier to court for impersonation.Â
“Owoseni said the Lagos State Police Command and other security operatives across the State would continue to arrest miscreants and criminals at their different hide-outs until they have a change of mind of becoming good citizens.Â
Adebayo said the suspect Mr. Oluwayelu AdeboyeÂ (27 years) of No. 4 Union Street, Dopemu, Agege claimed to be 2nd Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army in order to secure the release of an impounded commercial vehicle by the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force.Â
“The suspect who according to investigations was rusticated from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (2014) for same offence of impersonation claimed that he had at many instances deceived different security formations across the country.Â
“Further investigation equally revealed that the suspect wasÂ an habitual impersonator who had once also impersonated the son of a General in the Nigerian Army during an interview where he wanted to secure admission into Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).Â
“He disclosed that he has variously at different times and placesÂ impersonatedÂ as both officer of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Police in order to secure the release of anyone arrested at different Police stations across Lagos”, the PRO said.
Adewole, Adebayo said, equally impersonatesÂ through telephone conversations for release of impounded vehicles from different law enforcers and that if he had succeeded he would have charged theÂ owner of the impounded vehicle for a fee ofÂ N15,000 or more.
“The suspect narrated that he was on his way to Ogba in Ikeja to collect his original Year 2010 West African Examination School Certificate results with examination No 20108040DC when he saw operatives of the Agency impounding someone’s vehicle for traffic obstructions and that he felt it was another good business for him as usual, that was why he quickly intervened.
He claimed he is among those shortlisted for the new recruitment into the Nigerian Police Force.
The impounded commercial vehicle belong to one Mr Muritala Feyisola Ayowunmi, an Officer of the NigerianÂ Navy of Military Clearing Office, Wharf at Apapa who lives at BT 88, Flat 10A, Gowon Estate, Egbeda, Lagos.Â
“The suspect confirmed further that he followed the owner of the impounded commercial vehicle to Lagos State Task Force HeadquartersÂ at Ikeja where he was interrogated by the Chairman SP Olayinka Egbeyemi and later got arrested with his fake documents”.Â
The PRO said the suspect said it was the devil work, “he however pleaded promising to repent and be a good citizen if theÂ government could have mercy and release him.Â
“The owner of the impounded commercial vehicle Ayowunmi denied knowing the suspect, claiming that he just came to him and introduced himself as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigerian Army and ‘I gave him a full compliments as a Senior Officer only to later find out after interrogation at Lagos Task Force Headquarters that he was an impersonator”, Adebayo said.