Dismissed police inspector arrested while making an arrest

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  • defrauded victims of over N200,000.
  • lied to be a tracker and works in the IRT department.

A dismissed police inspector, John Terso, has been arrested for impersonating officers.

John, 45, an indigene of Benue State, was arrested on 17 March 2022 at about 8 a.m. while trying to effect an arrest of some persons while posing as a genuine police officer attached to IRT.

Standard Gazette gathered that the disgraced Inspector told his targets that he was an Assistant Superintendent of Police and a tracker with the IRT department.

During interrogation, "Inspector" Terson confessed to having defrauded one Saliu Gideon Olauntoba of One Hundred and Eighty-five thousand naira (N185,000.00) in the guise of helping him to track some stolen iPhones.

Terso, SG learned, had also defrauded one Gloria Aziengbe of the sum of twenty thousand naira (N20,000) for the same purpose but never delivered.

SG gathered that John Terso is a dismissed Police inspector.

He joined the force in 2000 and rosed to the rank of Inspector before he was dismissed on 13 February 2019 for professional misconduct.

The suspect will be arraigned in court for impersonation and obtaining money under false pretence.

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Edo State Command, DCP Miller Dantawaye stressed the need for robust patrol and purposeful raids of criminal hideouts.

He stressed the need for continuous synergy with relevant security agencies in Edo State.

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