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Police arrest fake soldier declared wanted by military

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Police authorities in Lagos State have apprehended a suspected fake soldier who was declared wanted by the military.

The spokesman of the command in Lagos State, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest.

He said the suspect was arrested on Saturday at 3pm in Lagos Ijegun area.

The police image maker stated that the suspect was nabbed during a normal visibility patrol by the Ijegun Police Division along Fagbile Estate, Ijegun, in Isherin Oshun.

He said the patrol team arrested the man with the name of a Sergeant Major (other names withheld), full military uniform, allegedly used for impersonation.

“We immediately sent for the military Guard Commander, guiding the pipeline in Ijeododo, to come and identify the suspect.

“The military confirmed that he was a fake soldier. On interrogation, the suspect confirmed the crime of impersonation.

“The military confirmed that he has been on its wanted list. The suspect will be charged to court upon completing an investigation”.

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