The Ogun Police Command has apprehended and detained a man for falsely presenting himself as a military officer in Ogere, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.

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Muhammed Auwalu, aged 43, was apprehended by operatives of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team of the Ogere Police Division during a routine patrol in the area on Wednesday, May 29. Auwalu was found wearing a military camouflage and carrying an identity card that falsely claimed he was a serving naval officer stationed in Port Harcourt.

However, upon further questioning by military personnel in the vicinity, Auwalu confessed that he had no formal training or affiliation with the Nigerian Navy.

Auwalu disclosed that he had purchased his military attire for N10,000 and his fake identity card for N5,000 from an individual named Umaru, residing in the Ojodu-Berger Area of Lagos.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Ogun Police Command, Omolola Odutola, informed Punch that discreet investigations were underway, and the suspect was presently in custody.

“The military impersonator was apprehended by SWAT operatives during a patrol in the Ogere Area. A discreet investigation is ongoing,” Odutola stated.



Victoria Ibiama