Fake Police Officer Arrested By RRS In Lagos (Photos)

Men of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Command have arrested a man, Gregory Anyasodo for impersonating Nigerian Police and extorting innocent people in Oshodi area of Lagos.

47yrs old Anyasodo, from Owerri North, Imo State, was arrested after stealing N125,000 from one of his victims, a trader in Oshodi.

The unsuspecting victim, Mrs. Emmanuella Joseph had on Thursday approach some RRS officials stationed in Oshodi to report Anyasodo’s threat to arrest her and the confiscation of her handbag containing N125,000.

A search around the area led to the arrest of Anyasodo and the recovery of a radio that appeared a walkie-talkie and a Police Identity card, which portrayed him as an Inspector with the number 14873, attached to Lagos Taskforce and Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Confirming the crime, the suspect acknowledged seizing the trader's bag but did not steal her money as alleged by the victim.

“I have been in the trade since December 2016. I came to Lagos before Christmas in preparation for The Lord’s Chosen convention in Lagos, which was held in February 2017 at Ijesha.

"My early coming for the program was for me to seize that opportunity to look for a job in Lagos. When I couldn’t get a job, I ventured into impersonating the police," he explained.

He stated further, “I have been arrested six times in Owerri for impersonation. I have impersonated WAEC and JAMB officials. I have been arrested thrice by Shell Camp police, Owerri for impersonation. I am a father of six. I left my wife with six children when I was coming to Lagos. I have been sleeping in hotels since I got to Lagos."

"Occasionally, people allow me to sleep on the balconies and corridors of their house after I had convinced them that am a stranger. 

"I make between N10,000 to N15,000 daily parading myself as a police officer, extorting innocent people. What I do is move closer to them and tell them, mostly traders. I show them my identity card and I threatened to invite my colleagues if they failed to settle me. I collect the money and I move away."
"I am sorry, I have not sent a dime to my wife in Owerri to take care of the six children I left in her possession but occasionally, I call her. I thought of impersonating police because it would fetch me more money."

Also arrested with Anyasodo were the graphic artist who designed Police Identity Card for him and the owner of the business center. The three suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for possible prosecution.


  1. The evil men do lives with them, now you are your money alone without sending a dime to your wife and children an sure you will be able to suffer alone, wicked animal.

  2. Hassan Aderemi02 May, 2017 07:16

    Despite his successful fraud he admitted not to have sent money to his wife & six children he left behind.

  3. Dem plenty wey dey do ds kain tin..

  4. How can one be so comfortable impersonating

  5. Kudos to the RRS, a job well done, no reason is tenable enough for you to impersonate the force

  6. Kudos to RRS for the work well done ....Now let him face the laws

  7. Oladimeji S.02 May, 2017 19:34

    How did he manage to get all the police equipment that he is using.

  8. hmmmm..i though you did it to take care of your wife and here you sre saying you didnt all these while,my brother yours is a peculiar case


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