- Lagos commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal, has revealed the identity of policeman alleged to have N2billion in his account
- Edgal said that the lady who made the claim in a video did not only target the cop but the entire Mobile Police Squad (MPS)
- The police also declared the masked lady wanted
The Lagos state police command has revealed the identity of a policeman who was accused on social media of having billions of naira in his bank accounts.
Vanguard reports that he is Inspector Christopher Marcel Nnabugwu, attached to the divisional crime branch at Ogudu police division in Lagos.
Legit.ng gathered that a masked lady in a video that went viral, who gave the name of the policeman as Sergeant Marcel Nnabugwu, serving at the Mobile Squad 18, Owerri, Imo state, called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate the source of the cop’s wealth.
It was reported that the unidentified lady in the video stated that Nnabugwu owned a property at house number 27, Fani Kayode street, GRA, Ikeja which she estimated at N250 million.
She was also said to have alleged that the cop used and exotic car with customized number plate titled ‘MCON’ and that whenever he entered into a night club, the club would shut down to attend to his need.
She further alleged that the Sergeant was worth over N2 billion and that he spent millions during his 30th birthday party, last month at a club on the Island.
In a move to get to the root of the matter, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, directed the Lagos state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal, to carry out discreet investigation.
Vanguard gathered that Edgal personally led a team of policemen to the acclaimed GRA apartment of the cop, only to discover that it was owned by another person.
Briefing journalists on Thursday, June 21, on the outcome of the investigation, Edgal, stated that the lady’s claim was not only targeted at the cop but the entire Mobile Police Squad in particular and the Nigeria Police Force in general.
According to him: "Investigation by detectives from the Lagos command revealed that there exists indeed one Christopher Marcel Nnabugwu, alias MCON.
"The said Christopher Marcel Nnabugwu was enlisted into the police force in the year 2000 and was trained at the police college Oji River, Enugu state.
"He is presently an Inspector of Police serving at Ogudu police division where he is attached to the Divisional Crime Brand (DCB) and not a Police Sergeant serving at MOPOL 18 Owerri, as alleged.”
"Inspector Marcel Nnabugwu has never served in Mobile Police Force (MPF) since his enlistment into the Nigeria police.
"His picture in Police Mobile Uniform that was down loaded by the masked woman from his wall on Facebook as attested by the lady, was the uniform he wore when he went for mobilization exercise into the PMF for which he was not successful.”
"Investigation also revealed that he does not own a car nor landed property in any part of Nigeria or anywhere else in the world. He is a tenant in building on old Otta road, Oke-Odo, where he occupies a room and parlour.”
Further findings according to Edgal, revealed that Inspector Nnabugwu is single, owing to his financial status, as he claimed that he was still gathering resources for that purpose.
Details of his account numbers checked in two banks according to Edgal, showed he had N15,000 and N5000 balance respectively.
Irked by the findings, the CP said that the command would do everything to unearth the identity of the masked lady that posted the video.
He said: “This goes to show that the masked woman in the video is out to tarnish the image of the police. She is currently on the police wanted list. We will not rest until we arrest her. She will be hunted and when she is arrested she will be charged to court.”
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When the Inspector at the centre of controversy was brought before journalists, he expressed shock over the video clip, saying he did not know anybody with such voice or physic as the masked lady, adding also that he had never jilted any lady to have warranted such action.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Sunday, June 10, announced it had dismissed five out of 92 policemen tried for various offences in the first half of the year 2018.
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