Fake soldier arrested in Ogun State

A 32 year old unrepentant fake soldier has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Fore in Ogun State.

Abdul-Azeez Haruna, a 32-year-old man, has been arrested by men of Ogun State police command for impersonating as a military officer at Ifesowapo Community of Ijako in Sango Otta.

The suspect who had been terrorizing residents of Ijako with military camouflage, was seen in a show of force, at about 2:00 pm, removing a television set from the house of a resident.

His action aroused the suspicion of members of the community who accosted him, held him hostage and thereafter, sent a distress call to the police at Sango-Otta Division.

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Upon the arrival of policemen, Haruna still insisted that he was an Army personnel, but had to debunk that claim, on sighting soldier guarding the Otta Unit of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

This is not the first time a fake soldier is being arrested in Ogun State. In April, the Nigerian Army had arrested some men impersonating military personnel and causing harm on members of the public. The fake soldiers were arrested in Lagos and Ogun states.

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In a statement released by the Army, the suspects were paraded by the troops of the 81 Division Nigerian Army and were arrested at different parts of the states.

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