Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man for impersonation.
He was said to be arrested for allegedly presenting himself as a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
Lagos State Police spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect was arrested on Thursday for terrorising the public in a CSP uniform in Surulere area.
He said: “At about 4pm on March 16, the command operatives attached to Area ‘C’ Command, Surulere, arrested the suspect following reliable information.
“The suspect over the years has been parading himself as a police officer and extorting money and other valuables from unsuspecting public.
“The suspect was intercepted under the National Stadium Bridge, Surulere where he was about to resume his criminal activities.
“On sighting the patrol team, the suspect took to his heels, but was given a hot chase that resulted to his arrest at Shitta Area of Surulere.
“A walkie-talkie, a Lagos State Ministry of Transportation identity card bearing the name, Olayiwola Animashaun and his passport photograph, were found in his possession.
“He confessed to be operating mostly around Tejuosho, Ojuelegba and National Stadium areas,” the Police Spokesman said.
The Spokesman said the suspect later led the detectives to his residence where exhibits, including a traffic taskforce reflective jacket, police statement forms, and a machete, were recovered from his house.