By Christopher Oji

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Charles Chukwudi, 48, for allegedly forging a magistrate’s stamp and impersonating a police officer.

He was arrested by detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos State Police Command.

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The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundyin, said: “The suspect was arrested following discreet investigations into his issuance of fake court documents to unsuspecting members of the public. Found in his possession were forged official stamps of the Chief Magistrate Administrator, C/M Adeola Olatunbosun – Chief Magistrate Court I Yaba, and Magistrate A.B Ajiferuke of Magistrate Court Epe. Also found in his possession was a fake police identity card and a passport photograph of the suspect in police uniform, which investigation revealed he had photoshopped.

“Investigations had commenced into his fraudulent activities after its discovery by some court officials who, in turn, alerted the police. He was arrested within the premises of Tinubu Court, Lagos-Island, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. He has since been arraigned”.

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