A fake military officer has brutally flogged and disgraced a policewoman for daring to stop his car in traffic.
Nemesis has caught up with a 34-year-old man, Lucky Onofua, who claimed to be a Military Officer and brutally flogged a policewoman for daring to stop his car.
The man who claimed he was a Squadron Leader of the Nigerian Air Force, beat up a policewoman who was controlling traffic. The dramatic incident happened in the Egbeda area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that Onofua allegedly flogged the female sergeant for stopping his Sport Utility Vehicle at an intersection in Egbeda on Monday.
According to an eyewitness, Onofua’s vehicle slightly hit the policewoman, who sprawled on the road and refused to get up. It was learnt that the sergeant was rescued by some passersby who also put a distress call to the Shasha Police Division.
When the policemen got to the scene, Onofua, who hails from Irrua-Central Local Government Area of Edo State, was asked to identify himself, but he allegedly insisted that he was an air force officer.
He was said to have been taken to the police station where a call was put across to the authorities of the Nigerian Air Force in Ikeja, to ascertain his claim.
Two Wing Commanders of the Nigerian Air Force were said to have gone to the division to verify Onofua’s identity.
The two officers said Onofua was an impostor.
A police source revealed that the man was a fake Army officer. He said, “The Divisional Police Officer asked the suspect to come in so that they could talk like gentlemen.
The DPO asked him to identify himself and he said he had forgotten his ID card at home. The DPO then secretly called an Air Commodore to verify the man’s claim.
Two Wing Commanders from the Air Force base at PWD were thereafter sent to the division. That was how Onofua’s bubble burst and he was arrested.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Onofua’s arrest, adding that investigation was ongoing on the matter.