4 fake soldiers arrested, paraded in Benin

The Benin Command of the Nigerian Police Force, has arrested four “fake soldiers”; Iyoragie David, Emmanuel Musa, Kingsley Egharevba and Chibuike Nwabali, for posing as men of the Nigerian Army.

It was gathered that the suspects wore uniforms of the Nigerian Army when they were arrested at Okhuaihe village, along Benin-Asaba Road by local vigilante who were in search of some kidnappers.

The suspects were later handed over to the police on suspicion that they were members of the kidnappers.

However, investigations revealed that two of them were ex-service men.

One of the suspects, David who said he hailed from Bayelsa State, said he left the military school. He adding that he knew that he was not supposed to wear the uniform after leaving the military.

He said they went to visit a friend in the area they were arrested and didn’t know that somebody was abducted in that area.

On his part, Musa said he used to wear the uniform when he is driving because he did not return all the military kits when the left the army. Kingsley on the other hand, said he a member of the Man O’War and not a military personnel, stating “I used this uniform when in I am going for parade.”

Parading the suspects before journalists, Edo State Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, said the “fake soldiers” would be charged to court after investigation have been concluded.



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