A serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Emeh Daniel Nnamdi, has been arrested for alleged impersonation.
We learned that the Nigerian citizen was arrested by a joint International Police (Interpol) investigation in the Benin Republic.
The suspect was reportedly attempting to exit the country after being declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force on February 20, 2023, for impersonating an Assistant Superintendent of Police and defamation of character.
Nnamdi was working as a tracker for the Anambra Police Command when he began the impersonation.
Reports have it that he was also linked to allegations that top police officers in Anambra are involved in the kidnapping and killing of suspects after extorting them and human organ trafficking.
Nnamdi is now in the custody of the Nigeria police in Abuja and will appear in court on Monday to face the allegations.
We understand that the state Police Command had earlier declared Nnamdi wanted for alleged money laundering, illicit possession of a handgun, and other offenses.
18-Year-Old, Others Arrested For Armed Robbery In Lagos
Meanwhile, operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Olayitan Ayinde ‘m’ aged 18, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel ‘m’ aged 21, Chukwuebuka Innocent ‘m’ aged 24, Umaru Isah ‘m’ aged 21, Emmanuel Ita ‘m’ aged 19, and Moshood Ayinde ‘m’ aged 25 for armed robbery.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement on Saturday, March 4, 2023, said that the suspects belong to two different armed robbery gangs, and are notorious for dispossessing unsuspecting victims of their valuables within Ajegunle and Alaba-Rago areas of the state, were arrested in different areas of the state.
According to Hundeyin, items recovered from the suspects include one unregistered TVS motorcycle, one locally made gun, one Infinix Note 7 and one iPhone 7.
The statement reads: “Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six armed robbers belonging to two different gangs, notorious for dispossessing unsuspecting victims of their valuables within Ajegunle and Alaba-Rago areas of Lagos State.
“The arrest followed swift investigations into reports of activities of the robbers in the areas.
“The suspects: Chukwuemeka Emmanuel ‘m’ aged 21, Chukwuebuka Innocent ‘m’ aged 24, Umaru Isah ‘m’ aged 21, Emmanuel Ita ‘m’ aged 19, Olayitan Ayinde ‘m’ aged 18 and Moshood Ayinde ‘m’ aged 25 were arrested in different areas of the state, while efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gangs and recover other weapons.
“One unregistered TVS motorcycle, one locally made gun, one Infinix Note 7 and one iPhone 7 were recovered from the suspects. Suspects will be arraigned at the end of the investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, charges Lagosians to promptly alert the police to suspicious happenings in their localities to further enable the police rid the state of crime and criminality.”