From Jeff AmechiAgbodo, Onitsha
A naval patrol team has arrested a fake soldier, Mr. Abdullahi Auwal Yakubu at Kara, Atani road, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Col. Sagir Musa who confirmed the arrest said that the man was arrested fully dressed in Nigerian Army camouflage and combat boots.
According to Musa, “on interview, the man could not provide correct answers to the questions put up to him, thereby exposing him as an obvious impersonator.”
“Further questioning revealed that the culprit had been in the habit of harassing and extorting members of the public under the guise of being a soldier with fake identification card as evidence.”
He stated that the patrol team had handed over the impersonator over to the troops of 302 Artillery Regiment deployed for duty at the Onitsha Head Bridge.
“He had since been questioned at the military police orderly room with the view to handing him over to the civil police. Members of the public are please requested to take note of the occasional tendency of hoodlums who disguise as military personnel with intent to defraud unsuspecting members of the public”.
“The public are also requested to report such bad elements whenever they see or suspect such person to the nearest police station or any security office close to them in order to arrest such person” Musa stated.