Police Arrest Man For Forging Lagos Magistrates’ Stamps, Impersonating Police Officer

By Damilare Adeleye

Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lagos State Police Command, have arrested one Charles Chukwudi 'm' aged 48 for forgery and impersonation.

According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, the suspect was arrested following discreet investigations into his issuance of fake court documents to unsuspecting members of the public. Found in his possession were forged official stamps of Chief Magistrate Admin, C/M Adeola Olatunbosun - Chief Magistrate Court I Yaba and Magistrate A.B Ajiferuke of Magistrate Court Epe. Also found in his possession was a fake police identity card and a passport photograph of the suspect in police uniform which investigation revealed he had photoshopped.

Investigations had commenced into his fraudulent activities after its discovery by some court officials who in turn alerted the police. He was arrested within the premises of Tinubu Court, Lagos-island on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. He has since been arraigned.