- A man pretending to be a soldier was arrested by troops in Lagos
- The suspect was accused of terrorising Lagosians and extorting them
- The army appealed to Nigerians to provide information to help apprehend other impostors
Soldiers have arrested one Pascal Philip who has allegedly been terrorising Lagosians in the Isawo area of Ikorodu.
The suspect was apprehended on Tuesday, January 9, by troops of 174 Battalion, 9 Brigade.
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According to Brigadier-General Sani KukashekaUsman who is the spokesperson of the army, the suspect was dressed in a camouflage outfit and extorting unsuspecting Lagosians.
The army urged Nigerians to provide valuable information to help curb activities of impersonators.
Read statement below:
"Troops of 174 Battalion, 9 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, January 9 arrested one Mr. Pascal Philip who goes about impersonating soldiers and molesting hapless and unsuspecting civilians at Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
"The suspect who was arrested while molesting innocent civilians in Isawo falsely claimed to be a personnel of 174 Battalion, Nigerian Army. He was arrested dressed in camouflage T-shirt molesting, extorting and intimidating law abiding civilians in the area. The suspect is currently under going further interrogation and would soon be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
"The general public could help security agencies by reporting such persons parading themselves as military personnel and molesting innocent civilians to relevant military units and formations.
"You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium."
Meanwhile, Nigerian soldiers in the quest to maintain internal peace in the country arrested a suspected gun runner with local guns on his way to meet up with one Damina Saminaka.
In a statement signed by Brigadier-General Usman on Wednesday, January 10, it was revealed that the suspect, Mohammed Bello, was apprehended along at Akwanga highway in Nasarawa state.
The suspect confessed that he purchased the weapons from one Dan Asabe Audu, a local blacksmith. On getting to his place, the soldiers discovered a gun manufacturing factory where he has been producing firearms for criminals.
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