8th December, 2010
A 22-year old man, Kelechi Obi Nnadosie, who has been parading himself as anÂ Airforce officer, has been arrested.
Nnadosie was arrested at Oniru area of Victoria Island, Lagos, southwest NigeriaÂ yesterday, by a member of the community vigilance group before he was handed over toÂ an Airforce officer from the provost section. He claimed to be Nzekwe Jude, the tagÂ name on the uniform when he was arrested.
Nnadosie told P.M.NEWS that he was enlisted in the Airforce in 2005 but left theÂ force for no reason in 2008.
He added that he started wearing the uniform since the beginning of this year, butÂ not with fraudulent intent.
According to him, â€œI joined the Airforce on 2005 and left voluntarily in 2008. I amÂ now in paramilitary, Nigeria Man â€˜Oâ€™ War,
â€œI started wearing the uniform early this year but I donâ€™t use it to do bad things.â€
When he was asked on how he got the uniform and why he was still wearing the uniformÂ after he had left the force, he said: â€œWhen I was handing over the properties of theÂ force that were with me, I did not submit the uniform.Â It was a mistake to haveÂ done what I did.”
Kelechi was later whisked away to the NAF base Legico, Victoria Island, Lagos, forÂ further interrogation.