Lagos State Police Command has announced the arrest of four fake soldiers in full military regalia.
The police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this on Twitter, said the suspects were arrested on Sunday.
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According to him, they were arrested by officers of Iju Divison led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Gbenga Stephen.
“Officers of Iju Divison led by the DPO, CSP Gbenga Stephen, today at about 1:30am arrested four fake soldiers in the Iju area of Lagos State.
“The fake soldiers who were arrested in a Mazda3 saloon car are Samuel Abel ‘m’ 28, Victor ljeemai ‘m’ 35, Lukman Salabiu ‘m’ 43 and Oyinyechi Macus ‘f’ 30.
“They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for further investigation,” the police spokesman said.
This is not the first time fake soldiers would be arrested in Lagos. Sometime in April 2022, Gallant Military Info reported that officers from the 81 Division Nigerian Army Military Police arrested about 12 suspected impostors fully dressed in Nigerian military camouflage uniforms.
Over 150 impostors have been reported apprehended since the beginning of 2021.
Source: Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police.