Armed Forces of Nigeria

Nigerian Army Arrests 9 Suspects Posing As Soldiers In Lagos

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

OPERATIVES of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have arrested nine suspects who were caught posing as soldiers of the Nigerian Army and engaging in criminal activities in Lagos State.

The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni disclosed this in a statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Nigerian Army and made available to Stonix News on Friday.

According to the statement, the suspects identified as Mr. Abua Jacob, Mr. Solomon Abraham, Mr. Mohammed Jemilu, Mr. Michael Omieh, Mr. Dauda Samuel, Mr. Bida Musa, Miss Esther Audu, and Miss Vivian Titus were paraded at the Division on Wednesday, March 13.

The statement averred that the imposters were arrested for various crimes, including illegal duties, providing illegal security, and illegal escort services while donning military uniforms.

While Mr. Abua Jacob, a dismissed soldier, was nabbed on February 7, 2024, at Alaba International Market, Ojo Lagos, for impersonation, Mr. Solomon Abraham, Mr. Michael Omieh, Mr. Mohammed Jemilu, and Mr. Dauda Samuel, all dismissed soldiers, were also arrested in separate incidents for similar offences.

Additionally, Miss Esther Audu and Miss Vivian Titus were arrested for impersonation during operations along various routes in Lagos.

Also, while the General Officer Commanding 81 Division NA, Major General Mohammed Takuti Usman urged law-abiding citizens in Lagos and Ogun States to always report suspicious activities, it was stated further that the suspects will be handed over to the Nigerian Police for further investigation.

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