Dismissed Naval Officer Arrested for Impersonation and Assault in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a dismissed Nigerian Naval officer for allegedly impersonating a serving military officer and perpetrating assaults on residents within the state. The arrest came following an incident where the suspect and his accomplices were reportedly assaulting a hotel worker.

According to reports, the unnamed suspect was caught in the act while assaulting the hotel staff, allegedly on behalf of a customer who had violated the hotel’s no-smoking policy. It was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, that the suspect charged a fee of N20,000 to deploy his associates for such purposes.

“The job was contracted to him by one of the hotel’s customers who had refused to stop smoking in a ‘no smoking’ area of the hotel,” stated SP Benjamin Hundeyin, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Saturday.

Hundeyin further revealed that the suspect had been dismissed from the Nigeria Navy 24 years ago, yet continued to present himself as an active-duty naval officer. “The suspect has been dismissed since 2000, but still parades himself as a naval officer,” remarked Hundeyin.

The police spokesperson emphasized that legal action against the suspect is imminent, signaling that he would soon be arraigned before the appropriate authorities to face the consequences of his actions.


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