Fake Police CSP Arrested In Lagos (Photo)

The Police in Lagos have arrested a man for allegedly parading himself as a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). Lagos 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.

“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 said.

The spokesman said the suspect later led the detectives to his residence where exhibits, including a traffic task force reflective jacket, police statement forms, and a machete, were recovered from his house.

Famous-Cole said the suspect confessed that he was a former staff of the Lagos State Government but currently without a job.

“He confessed to be operating mostly around Tejuosho, Ojuelegba and National Stadium areas,” the police spokesman said.

Famous-Cole advised the public to be wary of individuals who present themselves as police officers with no proof of official identification.

He urged the public to question such people and alert other security agencies when the need arises.

The spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court.


  1. criminal minds sha..good he got arrested..your own don do

  2. How can you be so comfortable impersonating. Some people sha have lost their conscience

  3. Great work from the police they should do more to fish out his likes

  4. End of the road, you've made a lot of money while at it, now its time to chill in any prison of your choice in Nigeria.

  5. Is it realistic to question a uniform man, if he's a force member or not?

  6. Thank God he was caught.

  7. Impersonation is a serious offence..

  8. In Lagos there were many of his type, police should put more effort to tres d rest. Kudos to Nigerian police.

  9. In Lagos there were many of his type, police should put more effort to tres d rest. Kudos to Nigerian police.

  10. Oladimeji Seun20 March, 2017 09:53

    Orisirisi sha.

  11. Impersonation in the highest order

  12. There's a case i hv bn waiting for to be opened again since october 2013. One fake AIG dt wanted to defraud police , he also claimed to be RCCG pastor, pls Olu tell them to open d case as the man is still parading himself till now n still causing nuisance, the matter is already in d court


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