Juliana Francis

A 48-year-old man, Charles Chukwudi, has been arrested for alleged issuance of fake court documents to unsuspecting members of the public, forging Lagos Magistrates’ Stamps and impersonating a policeman.

The suspect was taken into custody by detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos State Police Command.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the suspect was arrested following discreet investigations into his issuance of fake court documents to unsuspecting members of the public.

Hundeyin said: “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.”


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