The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a fake Police officer and a suspected robber who terrorises Point Of Service, POS, operators in Lagos.
The fake Police officer, 37 years old, David Omoruyi of No. 4, Job Street, Afromedia, Otto-Awori Local Council Development Area, was arrested at about 12.12 am, on January 19, 2021, by the Police operatives attached to Area E Command, Festac; while the suspect terrorising POS operators, 24 years old, Korede Anifowose, was arrested at about 12.45 pm over the weekend, by the operatives attached to Ipaja Division.
Korede who was a resident of Omisakin street, Agbelekale, Abule-Egba, was arrested for attacking one Sola Musa, a POS operator, at Fatolu Bus-Stop, Ipaja. The suspect, Korede, and his accomplice, now at large, had attacked the POS operator when he raised alarm and they were chased by the Anti-Crime Police Operatives on pin down at the area before Korede was arrested. One locally made pistol and some expended cartridges were recovered from him.
Spokesperson for the command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command has deemed it necessary to beam its search light on attackers of POS operators based on some complaints received on the antics of the criminals who terrorise those dealing or transacting with liquid cash in the state.