It was gathered that the Enugu Police Command has arrested one Udoh Samuel, who was posing as a police officer in Abakpa community, near Enugu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police recovered police uniform and fabricated gun-like metal from the suspect.
The command’s Spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, told NAN on Saturday in Enugu that the suspect was nabbed by the police through information from members of the public on Thursday.
“Udoh Samuel, from Ubiagan Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, but residing at 119 Amokwu Street Ugbohe-Abakpa in Enugu State, has been allegedly presenting himself as a serving police officer in Ugboghe-Abakpa community and its environs.
“Further information about the suspect revealed that he also poses as a tricyclist,’’ Amaraizu said.
He said the suspect confessed to the crime, adding: “he blamed the situation on satanic influence,saying that he previously used the uniform when he was still doing a security guard job’’.
Amaraizu said that the suspect, a father of two, had been helping the police in its investigation.
Reacting to the development, Enugu Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Okponkpong Imaikop, said that the command would stop at nothing at ensuring that criminal elements were flushed out of the state.
Imaikop, lauded members of the public for their timely information.