One Sanni Ayuba has been arrested for allegedly parading himself as a military officer deployed to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The alleged fake soldier was said to have prevented officers of So-Safe Corps from arresting a group of suspected cultists in the state.
Ayuba was apprehended after it was discovered that he “used fake military ID card and insignia to hijack suspected cultists in Ogun.”
The State Commander of the Corps, Soji Ganzallo, in a statement, described Sanni’s act of impersonation as an attempt to tarnish the reputation of the military.
According to the statement “As the imposter forcefully intervened to stop the arrest of some wanted cult boys at Adigbe, Opako in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
“But to the corps dismay, Sanni Alhaji Ayuba, who was at the scene, flashed a military Identity card and stopped the officers from performing their security duties and the suspects were hijacked; they escaped with handcuffs.”
It was gathered that the So-Safe Corps was said to have arrested two suspected cultists and handcuffed them so as to convey them to the station.
Ayuba and two other men who claimed to be Naval officers were said to have left the scene in a hurry.
Ganzallo explained that the fake soldier was later arrested and thoroughly investigated, but the two who claimed to be Naval officers escaped.
He noted that the suspect had confessed to having been impersonating as a military officer.
Items recovered from the suspect include one Army camouflage scarf, one fake Army ID card, one jack knife, one Itel phone, three ATM cards, one WAEC ID card, one dog chain with arms pendants and other items were recovered from the suspect.
The suspect and the exhibits have been transferred to the police CIID at Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation.