The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu has gone against impersonators. He has ordered DPOs to be on the lookout as SCID arraigns fake Police Inspector and soldier.
This is contained in a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act of impersonation by some individuals who parade themselves as security operatives in the state and ordered the Divisional Police Officers and detectives to be on the lookout for the impersonators.
The Commissioner of Police refers to some cases where dismissed officers and civilians will be parading themselves as servicing members or personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, the military and security agencies, including the Lagos State owned agencies, to perpetrate illegal acts in the state.
As Odumosu goes tough on impersonators, he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, intelligence detectives and Heads of Department in the command to go after any impersonators and cause them to face the full wrath of the law as many Lagosians are being deceived by their conducts and antics.
He also warns the general public to beware of such impersonators who are fond of impersonating the police, military or other security agencies at the detriment of our security system.
The police chief further directs that every police personnel in the state must always possess police warrant card or identity card as a major means of identification, even on uniform, being a practice in the police.
In the same vein, while matching his words with actions, the police boss directs the Deputy Commissioner of Police, CID Panti, Yaba, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, to immediately prosecute one 45 years old Anya Okorie living at No 7, Alabata Street, Ikotun, Lagos, that was recently arrested by the police operatives attached to Ketu Division and a 21 years old Usman Alli of No 51, Ali Balogun Street, Ijora Oloye, Lagos, was arrested with the Nigerian Army Camouflage Vest by police operatives attached to Surulere Division, to court for impersonation.
The fake Inspector, Anya Okorie, was arrested on complete police uniform with the rank of Inspector of Police at Ketu while parading himself in a suspicious manner; Usman was arrested within the premises of Surulere Division when he and his accomplice, now at large, chased and attacked one Onyema, with a jack knife in the Division, putting on camouflage vests.
The two suspects have since confessed to be fake police officer and Army personnel respectively. In fact, Usman further confessed to be an Okada operator.
Items recovered from Okorie are a two mopol Berets, two lanyards, two mobile police khaki trousers, three mobile T-shirts, Sergeant Rank and Mobile Squadron badges, while Army Camouflage vest and Jack knife were recovered from Usman.
Usman Ali has been charged to Magistrate Court 3, Surulere on 17th February, 2021,while Okorie will be charged to court today, 18th February, 2021.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore assures the general public that the command will work with other security agencies in the state to fight acts of impersonation in order to sanitise the system and solidify the security platforms of Lagos State.
Meanwhile, Sama’Ila Shuaibu Dikko has resumed as the Commissioner of Police, Kanon State Police Command.
A statement signed by the Command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, stated that
Sama’ila was born on July 27, 1962, at Lere town, Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
After completing Primary and Secondary School education from 1970 to 1982, he attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria where he obtained his B.A. in Public Administration from 1982 – 1986. He did his one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Rivers State, from 1986 – 1987.
Dikko joined the Nigeria Police Force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (C/ASP) on March 3, 1990 and trained at the famous Police Academy Annex, Kaduna.
He served in many formations and Commands as Officer in Charge, Patrol and Guard (P&G), Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), Officer in Charge, General Investigation, SCID Rivers State, ADC to the Executive Governor of Nassarawa State, Dr. Abdullahi Adamu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in eight Divisions in Rivers and Nassarawa States, Acting Area Commander, Langtang and Jos Metro, Plateau State, Area Commander, Bode-Sa’adu, Kwara State, Zonal Coordinator, North-West Boarder Zone, Katsina State, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Yola, Adamawa State Police Command.
The CP has attended many courses, seminars and workshops within and outside the country, some of which include Junior Command Course – Police Staff College, Jos, 2000.
Conflict Management Training, 2003. Information Intelligence Course, Madrid, Spain 2004
Strategic Leadership and Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos – 2016
Higher and Results–Oriented Management Course at Topo, Badagry, Lagos 2016
Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC), Institute for Security Studies, Abuja, 2017.
Dikko is a seasoned Police Officer and has received many awards and commendations. He is happily married and blessed with children.