Two weeks to his wedding, a man who impersonated the Nigerian Navy has been arrested in Lagos.
It was gathered that the 37-year-old Abdullahi, an indigene of Adamawa State, was nabbed while on his way to Lekki to raise money for the wedding which is supposed to come up on March 27.
Abdullahi, who rode a motorcycle, was accosted by the police around the tollgate area after he had allegedly presented a fake Navy identity card. It was learnt that the police were about to let him go when someone hinted that the identity card was card and that Abdullahi was impersonating and had been on the navy wanted list.
The suspect was thereafter searched properly and two other fake identity cards recovered from him and he was subsequently arrested.
In his confession statement to the police, Abdullahi reportedly said he got the fake card from a friend in Abuja after paying him a sum of N1,000, which he uses to protect his motorcycle from traffic officials, including the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and policemen.
“I am not a robber, but it is true that I impersonated a naval officer. I started impersonating in December 2015. I am a motorcyclist, and I wanted to be able to move on roads without any restriction.
I wanted to avoid trouble from area boys, LASTMA officials and policemen. I came to Lagos last year and I am preparing for my wedding in Adamawa State.
My bride, Aisha, and my parents do not know that I have been arrested. The police did not allow me to call them. It is only my neighbours in Obalende, where I stay, who know.
I want to go back to Adamawa so I can prepare for my wedding on March 27. If I survive this case, I will not come to Lagos State again. I will just settle down with my family in Adamawa and work on my father’s farm.”