The police command in Lagos says its detectives have arrested a fake army captain for robbery in Lagos.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, said the fake officer was arrested following an investigation over a report of a car robbery.
The suspect’s name was given as Andy Teddy Edwards, and he said to be 39 years old.
“The fake soldier, who posed as a modelling agent, would invite ladies for auditioning and then rob them of their cars and valuables at gunpoint,” Hundeyin said in a statement on Sunday.
“He was arrested following a painstaking investigation that was launched after one of his victims reported the robbery of her Lexus RX330 SUV.
“Further investigation led to the recovery of one Ford Edge SUV with registration number KRD 276 EG, one sewing machine, one POS machine with six SIM cards, two pairs of military camouflage uniform, one number plate – AFL 469 GD, in the suspect’s house.
“While investigation is being rounded off, the owner of the Ford SUV is hereby urged to come forward to claim same. Suspect would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.
“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi , fdc once again assures the good people of Lagos State of the unwavering commitment of officers and men of the Command towards annihilation of crime and criminality in the state.”
The command had on Friday also arrested two fake soldiers in the state.
Military uniforms, police accoutrements and live cartridges were said to have been recovered from the suspects.