A man who has been parading himself a senior army officer in the Amaja community in Igbo-Eze North local government area, Enugu State, causing havoc and terrorising the people as well as raping young girls in the area, has been arrested by the state police command.
Fake army officer arrested for rape
A man who has been parading himself as an army officer has been arrested after he committed serious crimes including rape.
Identified as Felix James, the fake army officer was said to be playing on the ignorance of the people and their fear of the military to intimidate them and walking about freely as a genuine army officer until he was nabbed by detectives from the Nsukka Command who had been trailing him for a long time.
The fake officer, in his confession to the police after his arrest, said he had tried several times to be enlisted in the Nigerian army without success, adding that he procured the uniform and camouflages through the help of one of his friends.
"My friend Reggan Igbonekwu whose father was a retired soldier gave me the army uniform to wear to convince my parents that I had successfully joined the Nigerian Army.
I came back in November 2014 with the army uniform and since then till now, I have never worn the uniform again.
I paid Reggan a total sum of N80, 000 for the army uniforms he supplied to me."
The suspect added that he was a cosmetics seller at Kogi State before he decided to join the army and failed, explaining that he left secondary school in 2012 and took the army recruitment exams for two consecutive times without success.
"Everybody in the community knew that I went for the army recruitment but they don’t know that I was not successful. I am a married man with one issue and my wife even thinks I am an army officer."
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