A dismissed police officer, Yusuf Anas, has been arrested for alleged impersonation and stealing by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 17, Akure in Ondo State.
Anas was arrested after he purchased a mobile phone from a store and allegedly generated a fake bank transfer to the seller.
Akeem Adeoye, the spokesperson for the NPF, Zone 17 Command, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
“On the 8th of May 2023, the suspect who was still parading himself as an officer, dressed in uniform went to purchase a Techno-Spark10 handset valued at one hundred and two thousand naira (N102,000) at a phone shop. After collecting the said phone, he generated a fake bank transfer to the seller.
The PPRO noted that the suspect, in the course of interrogation, allegedly confessed to having committed the crime, stressing that he would be prosecuted accordingly.