A man by name Abayomi Akanji had stolen an army uniform from an army barracks, which he used to terrorise people living in Adatan Community in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been detained by the Ogun State Police Command who had paraded him alongside his other two accomplices known as Adebayo Oladimeji and Lawal Akinmoye.Akanji.
The suspects who were detained based on the charges of impersonation has used the army uniform to harass people and create panic during the period of the fuel scarcity. The suspects’ arrest came after police operatives from the Adatan Police Division, which was led by CSP Olajide Joshua the Divisional Police Officer, who was on a routine patrol arrested Akanji on April 17, 2018, and while he was being interrogated, he disclosed that he was a fake soldier.
Punch reported that ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, who has confirmed the arrest in a statement that was made on Thursday, said Akanji led the detectives to his other accomplices.
“The suspects have been terrorising residents of Adatan, Bode Olude and other communities under the pretence of being personnel of the Nigerian Army. Their activities were at the peak during the fuel crisis when they dressed up in full army uniform with which they harassed people at various fuel stations.
“The police accosted the first suspect, Abayomi Akanji, in full military uniform without a name tag. His appearance looked suspicious and that prompted the policemen to put some questions to him. But he was unable to give good and satisfactory account of himself as a soldier.
“He was promptly arrested and taken to the station. On interrogation, he confessed to being a fake soldier and that he stole the uniform in an army barracks which he visits frequently” he said.
The PPRO said the other two suspects were detained on April 24, adding that an army uniform, a fez cap, a Nigerian Army folder, and vests were all discovered from them.