He said, luck however ran against them on April 17,when the Divisional Police Officer, Adatan Division Olajide Joshua led his men on routine patrol and accosted the first suspect Abayomi Akanji in full military camouflage uniform without a name tag.

‘His appearance look suspicious and that prompt the Policemen to put some questions to him in order to ascertain his authenticity, but he was unable to give good and satisfactory account of himself as a soldier. He was promptly arrested and taken to the station. On interrogation, he confessed being a fake soldier and that he stole the uniform in an army barrack where he visits frequently’.

‘ He further named his other accomplices who have been parading themselves as soldiers which include Adebayo Rasheed and Lawal Musa. They were both arrested on the 24th of April 2018. Recovered from them are; one full army camouflage uniform, Nigeria Army folder, Army face cap and vests’.

Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.


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