A suspected fake soldier with military camouflage who went to secure the release of a detained suspect has been apprehended in Niger State.
The fake soldier Emmanuel Dominic, ’28’ was arrested when he went to Maitumbi police station in Minna to free his friend who was in custody, police added.
The police discovered him to be fake during interaction as, Dominic who put on Nigerian Army service number 05313, could not answer some routine questions usually posed to security personnel.
The police said he was then arrested and interrogated whereupon he confessed that he was not a soldier but paraded himself as one in order to secure the release of his friend in police custody.
He said he grew up in an army barracks in Minna, adding that the uniform in his possession belonged to his late father who was a soldier.
According to the police spokesman Wasiu Abiodun in Minna said some exhibits including a wooden gun, two axes, a jackknife, two kit bags, two green trousers, one army camouflage vest, shirt, boot, face cap, and a walking stick were recovered from the suspect.
He asserted that the suspect was possibly engaging in robbery with his wooden weapon.