Two fake soldiers busted in Lagos

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Jonathan Yahaya and Mohammed Umar: Arrested for falsely parading themselves as soldiers in Lagos State.

By Moses Omorogieva

Two men identified as Jonathan Yahaya and Mohammed Umar have been arrested for allegedly falsely parading themselves as soldiers in Lagos State.

The fake soldiers were handed over to the police by an officer of the Nigerian Army, spokesperson for the Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed on Wednesday.

Hundeyin said that a Major, whose name was not mentioned, attached to the 81 Division, Nigerian Army Provost, Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos brought the two suspects to Onikan Police Division after their arrest.

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He said the army arrested one of the suspects while wearing camouflage trousers and black combat boots, while the second was wearing Nigerian Army uniform.

“On interrogation, it was discovered that both suspects were fake soldiers. They could not tell how they got the army uniforms, hence their arrest.

“The suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.” Hundeyin said. (NAN)

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