Three fake soldiers arrested in Ogun State
Three fake soldiers have been arrested by the Ogun Police Command for allegedly impersonating military officers.
The suspects: 36-year-old Jacob Onebi, 35-year-old Olabode Oluwaseun and 33-year-old Olanrewaju Adebayo were arrested around Agbado area in Ogun State.
A statement by the police spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi , said the suspects have been on close watch of the police following series of report from members of the public about their illegal activities in the area, and were arrested in military camouflage.
According to him, the DPO of Agbado division, SP Kuranga Yero, had led a routine patrol in the area and upon sighting the suspects, the DPO and his men accosted them and demanded for their proper identification.
“The suspects claimed initially to be officers of 174 Battalion Ikorodu, but on further investigation, two amongst them confessed to have been dismissed from the Nigerian Army long time ago while the third happened to be their friend who was co-opted into their nefarious activities,” the statement read.
The commissioner of police Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.