Fake soldier arrested in Ogun while soliciting release of suspect - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fake soldier arrested in Ogun while soliciting release of suspect

Segun Ogundeji

An ex-convict, Segun Ogundeji has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command while presenting himself as a military personnel in a bid to help secure release of a suspect being detained by the police.

The fake soldier was said to have been arrested on Wednesday, September 8 when he came to Sango Ota divisional headquarters, fully dressed in army camouflage uniform to solicit for the release of a suspect.

According to statement from the Force Spokesman for the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, Segun Ogundeji on getting to the station was said to have met another Air Force man, one Cpl John Temitope who accused the him of failure to give him official compliment, as a result of which quarrel ensued between them.

The statement stated further that it was the quarrel that led the DPO Sango, CSP Godwin Idehai, to interrogate them and that it was during the interrogation that the police discovered that Segun is a fake soldier.

It was also discovered that the suspect had once been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction for impersonation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered a full investigation into the past activities of the suspect, with the view to charge him to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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