The Lagos State Police Command has verified the arrest of Andy Edwards, a fictitious soldier, for allegedly using his position as a modeling agency and soldier to defraud unwary members of the public in the state of their belongings.
In a statement released on Sunday, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police public relations officer, claimed that Edwards often invited women for auditions after assuming the identity of a model agent.
He claimed that the suspect would take advantage of the women's presence at the auditions to steal them of their belongings.
According to the PPRO, “Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fake Army Captain, Andy Edwards, 39, for armed robbery.
“The fake soldier, who posed as a modelling agent, would invite ladies for auditioning and then rob them of their cars and valuables at gunpoint.
“He was arrested following a painstaking investigation that was launched after one of his victims reported the robbery of her Lexus RX330 SUV.
“Further investigation led to the recovery of one Ford Edge SUV with number plate KRD 276 EG, one sewing machine, one POS machine, among others.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.