Former Police Inspector, presents himself as ASP, arrested over alleged fraud
Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a dismissed Police inspector, John Terso 45, for alleged impersonation and fraud.
The police command says the officer, despite being sacked from the police in 2019, has been parading himself as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
According to the police command, the suspect allegedly defrauded one Saliu Gideon Olauntoba of N180,000 and one Gloria Aziengbe of N20,000.
The command’s spokesperson, Kontongs Bello, said until his arrest on March 17, Terso was parading himself as ASP and a tracker with IRT department.
Bello explained that during investigation it was discovered that Terso was enlisted into the force in the year 2000, trained in Police College, Kaduna, and rose to the rank of an Inspector, but he was dismissed from the force on February 13, 2019 for professional misconduct.
He said the suspect would be charged to court for impersonating and obtaining money under false pretense.
While stressing the need for robust patrol and purposeful raid of criminal hideouts, he called for continuous synergy with relevant security stakeholders and the public.