Fake soldiers supplying military uniforms arrested in Lagos

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

Detectives of the Lagos Police Command have arrested two fake soldiers and recovered military uniforms, police accoutrements and live cartridges from them.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest in a statement.

Hundeyin said that one of the suspects, Oluwatosin Gabriel, 39, was arrested during the enforcement of a total ban on motorcycles in some parts of the state.

According to him, a discreet investigation by the detectives led to the arrest of the second suspect, Nurudeen Agboola, 35, who is allegedly a supplier of military uniforms.

He said items recovered from the fake soldier and his supplier included four pairs of military camouflage uniforms, nine live cartridges, military identity cards, police accoutrements, and charms.

“Investigation is ongoing to establish the extent of their criminality. Suspects would be arraigned after the conclusion of the investigation,” he said.

The spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, commended the detectives for a good job, urging the officers and men of the command to redouble their efforts to sustain safety and security in the state.