8th March, 2012
A 30-year old man who claimed to be an Army captain is currently being detained at the Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters in Lagos for impersonation.
The suspect, Ephraim Tabat, resides at 2,Agboola Street, Ketu Lagos. He is from Pakinsin Local Government area of Plateau State.
He was arrested when his friend reported at the station that he took a Toyota Camry Car(1999Model)from him and refused to pay.When he was to be arrested, he threatened that he was an Army captain but when the Divisional Police Officer,CSP Julius Okoro confronted him, he confessed to be a fake captain
When his wallet was searched, an identity card with the rank of captain with number P/No 02NA/52/5536, was found on him.
In his confessional statement to the police, Tabat reportedly said, “I was brought here because I bought a Toyota Camry car since October last year from a friend (Saheed).
” The car was sold for N800,000 and I have paid N250,000. We both took the car to my in -law in Kaduna but unable to balance because he died. It is true I am a fake captain and I will take the police to the person who produced the identity card
“I do not have a job since I resigned from Metal Box in 2008, and my brothers used to send money to me to buy cars and buy empty drums from companies and sell to people.Iam using the identity card so that I will be able to enter companies and meet powerful people”