Lagos police arrest fake soldier, recover items 

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The detective of the Police Command in Lagos State have arrested one Andy Edward for armed robbery after parading himself as an army chief.

The 39-year-old man was said to have disguised as a military officer to attack unsuspecting victims and robbed them of their cars and other valuables at gunpoint.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Sunday.

Hundeyin said, “Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fake Army Captain, Andy Edwards, ‘m’ aged 39 for armed robbery.

“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.

“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 Point of Sale 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,” he said.

 

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