Fake soldier arrested in Lagos 

.. Suspect on wanted list—Army 


CITIZENS COMPASS —The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a fake soldier who was declared wanted by the military.

Spokesman of the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Sunday, March 31, 2024. 

He said the suspect was arrested on Saturday at about 3.00 p. m. in Ijegun area of the State during a routine visibility patrol by the Ijegun police division.

He said the patrol team arrested the suspect in full military uniform allegedly used for impersonation.

“We immediately sent for the military Guard Commander, guiding the pipeline in Ijeododo, to come and identify the suspect,“ 

“The military confirmed that he was a fake soldier. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime of impersonation.

“The military confirmed that he has been on its wanted list. The suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation.”

In February, the Lagos police command had also arrested two fake soldiers identified as Jonathan Yahaya and Mohammed Umar.

One of the suspects was apprehended while wearing camouflage trousers and black combat boots, while the other was caught wearing a Nigerian Army uniform.




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