A 33-year-old man, Godwin Akhenamen, has been arrested for parading himself as a Police Constable for about 12 years without being caught.
The long arm of the law caught up with the imposter after he was sighted in Ikeja, Monday, fully kitted in a SPY police uniform.
But the service number on the uniform reportedly gave him away, owing to its irregularity. When accosted by men of the X-Squad, he reportedly insisted he was a policeman.
He told operatives of Lagos State Police Command X-Squad that his action was inspired by love for the profession.
He was reportedly asked if he knew the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase. But he claimed not to have any relative or friend who bore that name.
At that point, he was arrested and revealed during interrogation that he was not a policeman.