Pictured! Fake Naval Officer Arrested, Weeks To Wedding

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a fake naval
officer, Ahmed Abdullahi, in the Victoria Island area of the state.
Punch Metro learnt that 37-year-old Abdullahi from Adamawa
State was apprehended while he was on a trip to Lekki, reportedly to raise
money for his wedding billed for March 27.
It was gathered that when Abdullahi, who rode a motorcycle,
was accosted by the police around the tollgate area on Wednesday, he allegedly
showed them his fake naval identity card.

It was said that when the policemen were about to let him
go, some people in the area reportedly hinted the police that Abdullahi was
impersonating and he had been on the navy wanted list.
Punch Metro gathered that the suspect was thereafter
arrested and two fake ID cards recovered from him.
Speaking with the Punch correspondent, Abdullahi said he got
the fake ID card to protect his motorcycle from traffic officials, including
the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and policemen.
Abdullahi added that his bride and parents, who were in
Adamawa State, had yet to know that he had been arrested by the police,
pleading that he should be freed to go and plan his wedding.
He said, “I am not a robber, but it is true that I
impersonated a naval officer. I started impersonating in December 2015. I am a
motorcyclist, and I wanted to be able to move on roads without any restriction.
“I wanted to avoid trouble from area boys, LASTMA officials
and policemen. I came to Lagos last year and I am preparing for my wedding in
Adamawa. My bride, Aisha, and my parents do not know that I have been arrested.
The police did not allow me to call them. It is only my neighbours in Obalende,
where I stay, who know.”
The suspect added that he got the ID card from a friend in
Abuja after paying him a sum of N1,000.
“I want to go back to Adamawa so I can prepare for my
wedding on March 27. If I survive this case, I will not come to Lagos State
again. I will just settle down with my family in Adamawa and work on my
father’s farm.”

The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded
Abdullahi and other suspects, said the suspects, if found culpable, would be
charged to court, adding that the command would continue to ensure security of
lives and property in the state.

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