Madukwe Obinna and Ifeanyi Agbaraenyi has been arrested for impersonating a serving soldier and vandalizing electrical cables respectively in Nsukka, Enugu State.
Obinna, a resident of Ogbor Hill in Aba was nabbed in Nsukka, Enugu by soldiers deployed for Exercise Atilogwu Udo 1 flagged off on November 1 2019 at Nsulu in Abia State. Fake soldier arrested in Enugu General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 82 Division Nigerian Army Enugu, Major General Lasisi Adegboye while parading the suspects on Thursday November 28, the items recovered from the suspect include Nigerian Army Identity Card, a desert camouflage T-shirt, two camouflage T-shirts, a pair of camouflage shorts, one mobile phone and the sum of N40,000.
The fake soldier who was arrested after villagers alerted troops of sector 5 on patrol at Opi near Nsukka about some criminals stealing cables in the town, was also found to be in possession of fake N1000 notes, one Japanese Yen, a toy pistol, fake Nigerian police identity card, 26 Nigerian Army vehicle stickers, 23 Army emblems, one pair of desert boots, two engineer cap badges, a name tag bearing Madukwe O.I. and a jackknife.
“A pursuit by our troops led to the arrest of one of the criminals Ifeanyi Agbaraenyi, while the other two fled on sighting our troops.
However, his attempt to bribe the soldiers with the sum of N700, 000 was stiffly resisted by the soldiers,” General Adegboye posited.
The suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian police for prosecution.