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Police arrests fake cop in Ebonyi

Police operatives in Ebonyi on Saturday arrested a fake officer in the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday in Abakaliki, said the suspect was arrested in a coordinated operation with the South-East security outfit, Ebubeagu.

 The statement read: “The Ebonyi State Police Command on Saturday, July 3, through a coordinated effort with Anyigor Lazarus, the Commander of Ebubeagu Security outfit in Ezza South Local Government Area, apprehended Enyi Friday.

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“The suspect, who hails from Umunwagu Idembia community in the area, was impersonating the police.

“The young man, who is not a police officer, was caught wearing the uniform of a Police Corporal, hence his arrest.

“He has been handed over to the State Investigation and Intelligence Department, for further investigation.”


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