Lagos Police Arrest Fake Soldier, Recover Uniforms, Others
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said its detectives arrested one Andy Edwards for armed robbery after parading himself as an army captain.
Edwards was said to have disguised as a military officer to lure unsuspecting victims and robbed them of their valuables at gunpoint.
It was learnt that the 39-year-old man pretentiously presented himself as a modeling agent to lure ladies for auditioning after which they were robbed of their cars and other valuables.
Items including one Ford Edge SUV with registration number KRD 276 EG, a sewing machine, one POS machine with six SIM cards, two pairs of military camouflage uniform, one number plate with the number AFL469 GD, were recovered from the suspect’s house.
The Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday where he stated that the command acted after receipt of a complaint from one of Edwards’ victims whose identity remained undisclosed.
Hundeyin said, “Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fake Army Captain, Andy Edwards, ‘m’ aged 39 for armed robbery.
“The fake soldier, who posed as a modelling agent, would invite ladies for auditioning and then rob them of their cars and valuables at gunpoint.
“He was arrested following a painstaking investigation that was launched after one of his victims reported the robbery of her Lexus RX330 SUV.
“Further investigation led to the recovery of one Ford Edge SUV with registration number KRD 276 EG, one sewing machine, one Point of Sale machine with six SIM cards, two pairs of military camouflage uniform, one number plate – AFL 469 GD, in the suspect’s house.
“While investigation is being rounded off, the owner of the Ford SUV is hereby urged to come forward to claim same. Suspect would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.
“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc once again assures the good people of Lagos State of the unwavering commitment of officers and men of the Command towards annihilation of crime and criminality in the state.”