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Fake soldier arrested in Ebonyi state

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A fake soldier has been arrested in Ebonyi state while he was attempting to withdraw proceeds of his illegal exploits.

Fake soldier arrested in Ebonyi state


The suspect identified as 25-year-old Moris Mbam, who hails from Izzi local government area, was nabbed by police operatives attached to the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, at a commercial bank in Enugu, while attempting to withdraw proceeds of his illegal exploits.

Parading the suspect before newsmen, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammed Mustafa, said the suspect was notorious in the state for using his fake Army uniform to extort money and goods of people and traders in the state.

On December 25th last year, Mbam had used the same tactics to extort occupants of a building in Abakalili. the state capital, He collected N40, 000 and a Tecno phone from them after they holding them hostage for 2 hours.

“He has been taking people hostage and as he went about intimidating people and claiming that he was a soldier, the police got wind of his activities and our men swung into action and got him arrested. And before his arrest, he had been on our wanted list and he was arrested on January 11, 2019. He had for long been parading himself as a soldier before the operatives of the Nigeria Police from the ‘A’ Division (i.e. Central Police Station Abakaliki) arrested him.” Mutafa said

When interrogated, the suspect confessed to the crime.

“I’m from the Okpuitim community in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. I’m not a soldier. I was parading myself as a soldier because I sold phone to somebody last year worth N10,000, but the man gave me N7,000. So, when I came back in November last year from the city, I asked him to pay the balance of N3,000 and he refused. I met his landlord and told him to tell the man that I am a soldier that he should pay me my money or I would take action. I did that so that the man would pay me the N3,000. I have never used a soldier camouflage; I only said that I was a soldier in order to make the man pay my money fast. I’m an engineer.” he said

The police boss said he would be arraigned in court soon.


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220 Comments

  1. Lol, if that was the case then what was it about you extorting money from helpless traders? Well you have the law to answer, soldier.

  2. Mbam every day for the thieve ,one day for the owner. God catch u. Fakenis ur sexond name abi. Look for job do when u comot for cell oo

  3. From the statement given by the police and the confession made by the suspect is totally different.. Who is saying the truth now ??.. I think eye witnesses need to contacted to truly if the suspect has been parading and harassing people…

  4. I laugh in Latin. Na hunger make you turn to a soldier overnight. You get luck say no be Army catch you

  5. Comment*He don’t really need to say that he was a soldiers to collect the remaining balance he would have been truthful.

  6. Why would he use a soldier uniform to extort people if he only needed his N3,000 balance, i sense he must be wicked and should pay for tormenting people’s peace and joy

  7. He said he is a soldier by words of his mouth, not that he actually put on military uniform or hold a fake military ID card, these police people self.

  8. All because of 3k you have to take I.D as if it wasn’t enough for you,y have to take people’s goods by force with a fake I.D, now look were it brought you, what is now your benefits? Anyways u have to answer for yourself Mr soldier

  9. well he lied . but still dont believe police testimonies sometime cos it could be a cover up for the real culprit

  10. What the man said is different from what the police men are saying,where comes the extortion from traders.

  11. Why pretending to be a soldier when you can actually be one. We need more or you to fight Boko Haram. But not using it in an illegal way

  12. Good dat dey arrest him it would serve as an example for other people who call themselves what dey are not up too

  13. Because of #3, 000.
    Can’t you use police to scare the person, why soldier, Thank God it’s the police men that caught you had it been it’s soldiers
    My dear, you will be half dead

  14. Which one should be believe, he has been parading himself as a soldier or he just did it to get his money back. Proper investment should be conducted oh.

  15. Mbam your head no correct, how can you claim what you not, see where it have landed you just because of 3000

  16. They should be seriously dealt with that’s how they will be doing bad things it uniform

  17. This is really confused which one should we believe, he has been parading himself as a soldier or he just lied to collect his money? Proper investigation must carry out to find the the truth.

  18. This is really confused which one should we believe, he has been parading himself as a soldier or he just lied to collect his money? Proper investigation must carry out to find out the truth.

  19. Funny guy, thank your creator that is the police that catch you, had been is soldier your story will have been in another dimension. Just because of 3k is your life.

  20. Who knows how he must have collected from people the hostage,he should be introget very well for faking up.

  21. So hilarious… Necessary actions should be taken by the police force and justice should be done.

  22. Come to think of it, the statement the man give is different with that of the police. Which one to believe now

  23. But the young man statement don’t seem to rhyme with the report of the police. If he did not extort money from anybody and never used the army camouflage but only said he was a soldier with his mouth just to make his debtor pay then he has committed no crime

  24. How could he have the mind of doing so when he know that he is not a soldier.. Is it frustration or what?? That make him do such

  25. The man has to be dealt with so that others will learn. he has committed many crime in disguise. Let him be charged to court so that he will know the gravity of his offence.

  26. GOOD FOR HIM HE SHOULD BE JAILED FOR IMPERSONATING..BETTER STILL IF AM INCHARGE OF IS CASE HE WILL WEAR THE ARMY UNIFORM AND I WILL FORCE HIM TO BE AT THE FORE FRONT TO FIGHT BOKO HARAM IN SAMBISA FOREST ELSE WILL SHOOT HIM DEAD IF HE REFUSED TO GO NONSENSE…HE WANTS TO ENJOY MILITARY GLORY

  27. This man is funny , he just told the man that’s owning him that he is a soldier so that he will get his money back …maybe he has been using that to intimidate people in the area

  28. Wonder s would never end. pretending to be what you are not is a great crime. It is a slap that he used the uniform for an illegal transaction. At that, he should be severely punished

  29. That still falls within the ambit of parading yourself as a soldier. By the way, the police has to prove that you wore the Army uniform

  30. At the end you are engineer, soldiers will teach you a lesson if you are handed to them you most be punish and pay changes.

  31. Exactly what babangida said “freedom of speech is sure, but freedom after speech that I cannot guarantee”. He used soldier to extort money and now it’s gone bizarre.

  32. Oppression, as you have claimed what you are not. Impersonation have landed you where you are not suppose to be.

  33. Where did he get the army outfit s from that is the question we have to ask first.The Nigerian Army are disgrace to the society and Nigeria at large.

  34. that’s what unemployment has done to youths
    But let him face the law for ignorance is no excuse in law

  35. Everyday for the thief and one day is for the owner. Nemesis has caught up with you, so face the music all alone.

  36. If it was only to collect his 3k, why then is it all over the place, that he pretends to be a soldier to reap people off. Pls let a concrete investigation be made, and the man released if not guilty.

  37. Nemesis catching up with him. I will like him to be prosecuted. Everyday na for thief one day for owner.

  38. Hmmm he must undergo punishment somany things happening in our country please let’s make personal change let’s knw that is buhari that we are facing please

  39. What of the extortion, is too contradictory, I will suggest they take their time and do proper investigation

  40. an engineer that suddenly became a fake soldier in camouflage,he should be sent to where he rightly belongs

  41. Such an offence should not be taken as a mere offense. He should be taken to court with immediate effect.

  42. Let him be severally punished. Especially with hard labour and ensure he pays all the people he took money from. He is a disgrace to mankind

  43. Contradicting statement but never the less, let justice prevail and the rightful punishment be administered

  44. Looking at his face, this guy have never entered Jungle before. This people should learn not to fake who they are not

  45. One down. There are still more like him everywhere , fake people, fake name , fake things every where. At least he was caught that I should good for him

  46. Only the law will determine because the statement of the both statement are just contradicting each other

  47. Nice work, but police should keep on searching for them, because we have so many imposter like that every where.

  48. All day for the thief and one day for the owner. He must pay back all the money he as collected from innocent people.

  49. Plenty imposters everywhere, he should be dealt with or rather be sent to northeast since he is seeing himself as a soldier

  50. Comment*He don’t really need to say that he was a soldiers to collect the remaining balance he would have been truthful.

  51. This is a serious offense, he should be interrogated and questioned, because I believe he is not working alone.

  52. the police statement and the man’s statement are contradictory, but they should follow due course for his punishment

  53. He deserves what he got. Imagine Extorting people’s hard earned money from them and their properties. He should be jailed for his crime.He even used military uniform to operate

  54. Where did he get the soldier uniform from??
    Simple to do, when you dismissed them from service, collect all what belongs to soldier from him.

  55. Lazy youth that’s how it begin to form bandit and terrorising the community.. They are many of them in society

  56. When it comes to police men they can see black and turn it to White so the man was trying to make the guy pay him his money what brings police man in this matter

  57. Thank God for exposing them, some people will just be wearing army or police uniform just to take money from people.

  58. Thank God he HSA been caught, Nigeria is full of fraud. He should be punished according to the law of the land

  59. It’s really sad when we hear this kind of things, how do we know if the person is a real soldier. God save us

  60. This is very serious, different ways of involving in fraud everywhere and soldiers hate such, may God help you.

  61. That is a criminal offence he should face the law. I wish they can catch as many that are parading like that

  62. If really is the truth he is saying so why go viral to the extend of spoiling the name of army. He must be put under law

  63. Lol, if that was the case then what was it about you extorting money from helpless traders? Well you have the law to answer fake soldier . you should better find who will help you get bail

  64. Thank God that criminal parading themselves as uniform personal are being exposed in different occasions

  65. Lolzzzz, then why did you expand your business by extorting innocent people of their hard earned money? Power corrupts absolutely is the popular saying.

  66. This story is contradicting the suspect claims to have said he was a soldier by words while the other part says he roams around extorting people in uniform

  67. Who is saying the truth now ??.. I think eye witnesses need to contacted to truly if the suspect has been parading and harassing people…

  68. Everything is upside down… Security personnels turn robbers while the civilian turn security personnel. We need healing in our land before we get shipwrecked.

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