The Delta State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested a suspected impostor, Mathew Ochoche, who had been parading himself as a police corporal in the state.
The Command spokesperson,DSP Celestina Kalu, who disclosed this in a press statement in Asaba on Saturday, said the suspected impostor was nabbed while escorting a vehicle loaded with industrial machinery in Warri.
The statement reads in part: “Police patrol team attached to Quick Response Squad, Warri, intercepted a Ford Transit van with Reg. No. (Lagos) EPE 790 XH, on June 25.
“The vehicle was loaded with fairly used Mikano SP 20 generator and Denyo Daw-18083.0 KVA welding machine.
“The vehicle was being escorted by one Ochoche Matthew ‘m’ who was fully dressed in police uniform with F/No. 255038 and Cpl. rank.’’
It said preliminary investigation revealed that Ochoche, who claimed to be a serving policeman attached to No. 20 Squadron, Police Mobile Force, Lagos, was demobilised from the force on July 18, 2011.
Ochoche, it added, was arrested for impersonation, was undergoing investigation and the vehicle and the goods he was escorting had been impounded as exhibits.