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Police Arrest 3 Fake Soldiers in Abeokuta


By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Members of Ogun State Police Command has arrested 3 fake soldiers in Adatan area of Abeokuta.

The fake soldier

The suspects Abayomi Akanji ‘m’, Adebayo Rasheed Oladimeji ‘m’ and Lawal Musa Akinmoye ‘m’ have been terrorizing residents at Adatan, Bode Oludeand other Communities under the pretence of being personnels of Nigerian Army.
Their activities were at the peak during the fuel crisis when they use to dress up in full Army uniform with  which they harass people at various fuel stations.
However Lucky ran against them on the 17th day of April when the DPO Adatan Division CSO Olajide Joshua led his men on routine patrol and accosted the first suspect Abayomi Amos Akanji in full military camouflage uniform without a name tag.
His appearance look suspicious and that prompt the Policemen to put some questions to him in order to ascertain his authenticity, but he was unable to give good and satisfactory account of himself as a soldier.
The fake soldiers

He was promptly arrested and taken to the station. On interrogation, he confessed being a fake soldier and that he stole the uniform in an army barrack where he visits frequently.
He further named his other accomplices who have been parading themselves as soldiers which include Adebayo Rasheed and Lawal Musa.
They were both arrested on the 24th of April 2018. Recovered from them are; one full army camouflage uniform, Nigeria Army folder, Army face cap and vests.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu have ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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