JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
The Nigeria Police on Friday paraded three suspects said to be impersonating the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, over criminal conspiracy, forcible entry and impersonation at Millennium Estate, Gbagada Lagos State.
Parading the suspects before newsmen in Abuja on Friday, the Force Public Relations Officer, DO TO, Acting DCP Moshood Jimoh, said the three suspects, Williams Iyeke, Julius Babasola and Olufemi Ogundare, were arrested for the offences and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace.
According to the Police spokesman, the trio committed the offence of pasting four forged and counterfeit stickers with Police flag and insignia written: ” this plot of land belongs to the Inspector-General of Police” in the undeveloped plots of land in Millenium Estate,Gbagada Lagos.
According to him, the first two suspects Williams Iyeke and Julius Babasola, were arrested for the offences at four different locations in the estate and two other buildings under construction located at Adewale Kuku streets; Adefemi Crescent, Akande Crescent and Owolabi Salisu Crescent all within the estate.
He also hinted that the third suspect Olufemi Ogundare was arrested for forcible entry, malicious damage on the property after the duo of Iyeke and OBabasola were arrested and taken into custody.
He added that one Soji Adeniyi suspected to be the one that produces the forged and counterfeit stickers for the suspects and pasting them in the aforementioned locations, is still at large.
The Police image maker said their ploy is to deceive members of the public and scare away the authentic owners of the said land and buildings by using the name IGP Idris Abubakar
He said the real name of the IGP is Ibrahim Kpotun Idris and not Idris Abubakar and added that the IGP has no landed property or building in the Millieniumn Estate Gbagada Lagos.
He also said the Police invitation letters have been served on Soji Adeniyi to appear before 25th September 2018 failing which he would be declared wanted.
Imploring members of the public to be wary of these fraudsters,Moshood also said that all the suspects had made useful statements to the Police on the various roles they played on the commission of the crime and that they would soon be arraigned in court of law on completion of investigations.
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