The Lagos State Police Command said on Sunday that its detectives arrested an Andy Edwards for armed robbery after he paraded himself as an army captain.
Edwards allegedly disguised himself as a military officer to lure unsuspecting victims and rob them of their valuables at gunpoint.
It was learned that the 39-year-old man pretentiously presented himself as a model agent to lure ladies for audition, after which they were robbed of their cars and other valuables.
A Ford Edge SUV with registration number KRD 276 EG, a sewing machine, a POS machine with six SIM cards, two pairs of military camouflage uniforms and a license plate with the number AFL469 GD were recovered from the suspect’s house.
State Police Commander spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin made the announcement on Sunday in a statement stating that the command was acting after receiving a complaint from one of Edwards’ victims whose identity was not disclosed.
Hundeyin said: “Detectives from the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fake army captain, Andy Edwards, ‘m’, age 39, for armed robbery.
“The fake soldier, posing as a model agent, would invite ladies to audition and then rob them of their cars and valuables at gunpoint.
He was arrested following a close investigation launched after one of his victims reported the theft of her Lexus RX330 SUV.
“Further investigation led to the discovery of a Ford Edge SUV with registration number KRD 276 EG, a sewing machine, a Point of Sale machine with six SIM cards, two pairs of military camouflage uniforms, a license plate – AFL 469 GD, in the residence of the suspect.
“While the investigation is finalizing, the owner of the Ford SUV is hereby urged to make the same claim. The suspect would be arraigned after the investigation.
“Lagos State Commissioner, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc reassures the good people of Lagos State of the continued commitment of officers and men of the command to the eradication of crime and crime in the state.”