Today 9 August, 2022

3 fake Soldiers snapping picture with AK47 riffle arrested

The 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Asaba, Delta State, has arrested 3 impersonators, including a 43 year old woman in Asaba and Warri during a routine patrol.

The Brigade in a statement by it’s Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Capt. George Okupe, named the arrested suspects, They include ; Mr Green Ogonna(25), Mrs Joyce Sulieman (45), and Me Mohammed Abdul (40).

Capt. Okupe in a statement said,”Troops of 63 brigade, Asaba under operation checkmate arrested another impersonator during a routine patrol.

The suspect Mr Green Ogonna who hails from Nnewi south LGA of Anambra was arrested in his residence following an intelligence report.

The Troop found Military gears with fake pictures of the suspect hanged on his wall.

“Similarly, on May 18 of 2020, troops on routine patrol arrests one Mrs Joyce Sulieman age 43 years along NPA expressway in Uvwie LGA Area dressed in complete Military attire.

The suspect claimed to be a Soldier, therefore using her fake identity to extort and also act as security to vehicles carrying hard substances suspected to be Indian Hemp. A picture of her holding an AK-47 rifle was seen on her mobile phone during investigation.

Another man arrested by the troop is 40 years years old Mohammed Abdul. He was arrested on May 20, by troops of the Nigerian Army for impersonation.

“Furthermore, it is pertinent to the state that section 110(1) of the Criminal Code makes it unlawful for any lesson who is nor serving in any of the armed forces in Nigeria to wear the uniform of such forces.

Locals are advised to report any unusual or suspected presence or movement of fake/imposter soldier to the nearest security agencies.

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