A fake police corporal, Mathew Ochoche, has been nabbed by the operatives of the Delta State Police Command in Warri on his way escorting a vehicle conveying industrial machines.
This was disclosed on Saturday, June 27, 2015 by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestine Kalu, via a statement in Asaba.
Kalu said, “Police patrol team attached to Quick Response Squad, Warri, intercepted a Ford Transit van with Reg. No. (Lagos) EPE 790 XH, on June 25.
“The vehicle was loaded with fairly used Mikano SP 20 generator and Denyo Daw-18083.0 KVA welding machine.
“The vehicle was being escorted by one Ochoche Matthew ‘m’ who was fully dressed in police uniform with F/No. 255038 and Cpl. rank.’’
“According to the statement Ochoche alleged to be a serving policeman attached to No. 20 Squadron, Police Mobile Force, Lagos.
“However, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, who previously served with 20 PMF Lagos, have since been demobilised.
“Our investigation revealed that Ochoche was demobilised from the force on July 18, 2011. Mathew is no longer in the police service.”
The statement according to Daily Post, further noted that Ochoche was nabbed for impersonation and the vehicle has been impounded, adding that the Command has commenced investigation into the matter.