Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

The Police Command in Lagos State,  says it has arrested a suspected fake soldier, who had been declared wanted by the military.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday,

Hundeyin said the suspect was arrested on Saturday at about 3.00 p.m. in Ijegun area of Lagos State.

Hundeyin further explained that the suspect was arrested during a routine visibility patrol by the  Ijegun Police Division along Fagbile Estate, Ijegun in Sherin Oshun.

He said the patrol team arrested the man with the name of a Sergeant Major (other names withheld), full military uniform, allegedly used for impersonation.

“We immediately sent for the  military Guard Commander, guiding the pipeline in Ijeododo,  to come and identify the suspect.

“The military men confirmed that he was a fake soldier. On interrogation, the suspect confirmed to the crime of impersonation.

“The military confirmed that he has been on their wanted list. The suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation,” he said.

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