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InBauchi Fake soldier arrested while trying to sell stolen phone [Photos]

A fake Army officer has been apprehended by officers of the 33 Artillery Brigade.

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A young man parading himself as an officer of the Nigerian Army has been arrested in Bauchi state.

The 22-year-old identified as Adam Alexander was arrested over the weekend by officers of the 33 Artillery Brigade in the state while trying to sell a stolen phone, Daily Post reports.

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Daily Post reports that, while parading the fake soldier, the Army’s Deputy Director of Media, Captain Sunday Akinkunmi, disclosed that the young man has been wearing the military uniform to terrorise and rob people.

According to Akinkunmi, the fake soldier is an indigene of Maiduguri, Borno State.

He said, “He was arrested in the Wunti market wearing a fake camouflage, while trying to sell a stolen Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone for N70, 000."

The suspect will subsequently be arraigned in court.

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