Two alleged fake soldiers have been reportedly arrested by the Lagos state police command.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the state’s police public relations officer, confirmed this in a statement on Friday.
According to the statement, one of the fake soldiers, 39-year-old Oluwatosin Gabriel, was arrested during the enforcement of the total ban on motorcycles in some parts of the state.
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Hundeyin further stated that investigation by the detectives led to the arrest of the second suspect, Nurudeen Agboola, 35, who is supposedly a supplier of the fake military uniforms used to perpetrate the crime.
Four sets of military camouflage uniforms, nine live cartridges, military identification cards, police accoutrements, and charms were among the items seized from the fake soldier and his supplier.
“Investigation is ongoing to establish the extent of their criminality. Suspects would be arraigned after the conclusion of an investigation,” he said.
According to the police spokesman, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, commended the detectives for a good job. Alabi also asked the officers and men of the command to redouble their efforts to sustain the safety and security of the state.