From: Christopher Oji
Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested a suspected fake Nigeria Army officer.
The suspect was nabbed while obstructing the enforcement unit of the Agency from performing its legitimate duties around Lekki.
Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the suspect was nabbed by the enforcement team of the Agency during the demolition of shanties accupied by miscreants and hoodlums around White Sand School Lekki.
The Chairman disclosed further that the suspect did not only obstruct the enforcement team but,beat-up a para-military officer attached to the Agency.
SP Egbeyemi said the suspect was impersonatin g as a Staff Sergeant in the Nigeria Army and wore an Army cap on a mufty to convince innocent puplic that he was a Soldier.
He siad after diligent investigation, it was discovered that the suspect is a fake Nigerian Army officer who has been terrorising innocent members of the public around the area.
Egbeyemi advised members of the public to stop impersonating as security personnel as everybody has equal right before the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said ,Commissioner of Police Mr. Fatai Owoseni ,has directed that the suspect should be charged to court.
The suspect , Usman Yaya (27yrs) from Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State confessed to the Police that he stole the cap from his brother at Abuja.
Yaya confessed further that since he came to Lagos on February, 2017 and he didn’t have money hence , he decided to be wearing the Nigeria Army cap to enable him extort money from innocent members of the public particularly commercial bus drivers plying Victoria Island to Lekki .
He claimed that it was his brother ( a Staff Sergeant with the Nigeria Army ) who he lived with at Abacha Barracks in Abuja that owns the cap.
Yaya said he was staying with his friend, Johnson around White Sand School, Lekki.
He, however, pleaded with the government to temper justice with mercy as he was ready to stop the illegal dealings and return the cap to his brother at Abuja.