Friday, September 30, 2022

Police Arrest Fake Military Officer In Niger State

Police operatives in Niger state have arrested a suspect for unlawful possession of military accoutrements, impersonation, and belonging to a gang of brigands.

The arrest was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Niger state police command, Wasiu A. Abiodun.

He said based on a tip-off that an individual who has been parading himself as a military officer was sighted along Ibeto area of Nasko, Magama LGA. Police operatives attached to Nasko Division mobilized to the area and arrested one Aliyu Umar aged 35yrs ‘m’ of Wawu-Garin Warra, Ngaski LGA of Kebbi State.

He further disclosed that the items recovered from the suspect include, one Mercedes Benz with Reg. No. BDG 300 TA, one NDA emblem, one military camouflage jungle hat, one military vest with belt, one military face mask, two ropes, three sim cards of different network providers, and a sum of seven hundred and twenty thousand naira.

The spokesperson added:

“During interrogation, he denied being a military officer, but claimed that the accoutrements belongs to his brother who is a soldierman serving at Warri.

“However, the suspect has been on the Command’s watchlist as he abandoned a Honda Accord vehicle with Reg.No. RBC 143 FF at Maje along Kotangora road in the year 2020 to evade arrest for a similar offence.

“He couldn’t give satisfactory account of himself as he claimed to be a car dealer and farmer while he further said that the cash in his possession was meant to purchase a vehicle.

“Meanwhile, the case is under investigation and the suspect will be arraigned in court for prosecution immediately after investigation while the Command urges members of the public to be more vigilant and report any strange person(s) to the Police and other security agencies for prompt intervention.”

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