Army Arrests 2 Men for Impersonation


Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

For allegedly parading themselves as soldiers, luck ran out on two middle age men who were arrested in Edo state on Tuesday by men of the Nigerian Army.

The spokesman for the 4 Brigade Command in Benin, Captain Jonah Unuakhalu, who paraded the suspects, identified them as
Lucky Francis and Ibrahim Oseni.

One of the suspects, Francis, was said to have arrested a civilian for allegedly failing to clear a debt of N15,000.

Unuakhalu explained that the suspect had told his alleged debtor that he was an army personnel, a claim he also allegedly backed with the
presentation of a fake identity card.

But he ran out of luck when his victim laid a complaint at the military barrack, before he was arrested on May 14.

“Lucky Francis was arrested around S and T barrack, Ugbowo. He, on his own, arrested a person. The person had a way of complaining at the barrack and he (Francis) was arrested. It was found out that he (suspect) was an impersonator,” Unuakhalu added.