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37-Year-Old Fake Military Officer Lands In Hot Soup After Arrest By Army

An impostor parading himself as a military officer has been apprehended by security operatives in Ondo State, South-western part of Nigeria.

Military officers attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, the Ondo State capital have apprehended a 37-year-old man named Sunday Uwanle who has been posing as an army officer in the region to satisfy his obnoxious interests, according to the Punch.
The culprit who hails from Kogi state was nabbed during a fierce fight with some men in Akure. Army authorities yesterday, 13th of July paraded him before the general public. The Public Relations Officer of the brigade, Captain Ojo Adelegan stated he has been using that guise to frustrate residents over a long period of time.

He said, “Our investigation revealed that the suspect had been involving in some of the armed robberies that had been happening in Ondo and some neighboring states, using the army uniform.
“We have a report that he robbed a man in Akure of two vehicles, he had been using the army uniform to terrorize the people of Akure, at times he would go to petrol station and be causing trouble. Everybody is scared of him they thought he is a soldier. They also know him as a soldier at many police stations in Ondo State.”

Adelegan said the suspect also confessed to have bought the army uniform from one retired soldier who is a chief security officer of a branch of a commercial bank in Akure.
Some of the items recovered from him, according to the PRO included, a motorcycle, army uniform and an identify card of a police officer.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command for further interrogation and investigation.

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