Fake Army Officer Nabbed By Police

For Samuel Ita Ekeng, his days of impersonating the military are over.

A young man who has been parading himself as an army officer and defrauding some unsuspecting people of their hard earned money, Samuel Ita Ekeng, has had his cup full and is now cooling his heels in police detention at the Rivers State Police Command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ahmad Mohammad, said Ekeng was apprehended while dressed in military uniform.

He further accused the fake military personnel of intimidating and extorting money from the unsuspecting public, stressing that he would be charged for impersonation.

A statement the command released reads:

The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public about the arrest of a fake soldier, Samuel Ita Ekeng. He was arrested while fully dressed in military camouflage uniform.

He goes about parading himself to be an Army officer while harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting citizens.

Items recovered from him includes one green guide Nigeria paramilitary identity card, one Nigeria merchant identity card bearing his name, three camouflage shorts, one military camouflage T-shirt, one military jacket, a pair of military trousers and one military cap.

Members of the public are hereby advised to be wary of such characters and report any man wearing uniform of any of the security agencies they reasonably suspected to be fake one to the nearest police station, please.

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