A man who has been parading himself as a soldier for many years has been arrested in Ogun State.
One Ayodele Adedeji of Jackross, Iyana Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State, has been nabbed by the state Police Command for allegedly parading himself as a soldier in the Nigerian Army.
Adedeji who is said to be using his assumed military authority to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public, was arrested by operatives attached to Onipanun Division of the state command after he had been monitored for sometime by members of the public who called the attention of an Army sergeant residing in the area, to his activities.
The sergeant was reported to have accosted the suspect to ascertain if Adedeji was a genuine military man and after interrogating Adedeji, the sergeant was not satisfied with his explanation, and handed him over to the police.
During interrogation by the police, the culprit confessed to being a fake soldier who had been impersonating for long.
He told police detectives that his elder brother who was in the Army he died some years back and he decided to use his uniforms, identity cards and other accouterments to pass as an officer.
The police recovered the following items from Adedeji:
Two pairs of complete Nigerian Army uniforms, fake NA ID card, jungle boots, dummy gun, and other paraphernalia of the Nigerian Army.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, has therefore directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigation and Intelligence in to thoroughly investigate the matter to know if the suspect was involved in kidnapping, land speculation and armed robbery for proper prosecution.