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Fake Soldier Beats Police Man to Pulp

The two men identified
themselves as army captains and assaulted the
policeman on May 31, 2020, they came to Omuo Ekiti from Ife Olukotun village in
the Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The assault reportedly took place when the two men sighted the policeman in uniform. The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, said on Sunday, “The two
suspects, who identified themselves as captains of the Nigerian Army attached to the 44
Battalion in Niger State, assaulted the police
constable, beat him mercilessly and further
threatened to break his head with a bottle.

“The police constable called for reinforcement,
which led to the arrest of the two suspects. During interrogation by the SARS operatives, the
two suspects confessed to being fake soldiers and claimed that the army uniform belongs to
one of their brothers.

Amba said the police also arrested one
Abdulsalam Olalekan for allegedly posing as a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps in the Atinkankan area of Ado Ekiti last month.

According to the police boss, the items that the
suspect confessed to have stolen are one NYSC fez cap, a pair of NYSC boot, one identity card of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun
State, belonging to Akinlabi Teslimat Damilola,
identity cards of the Kebbi State University and
the NYSC, both belonging to Abdulsalam Ibrahim.

He added that the suspect would be handed over
to the Edo State Police Command for prosecution.

The two men, who allegedly identified
themselves as army captains and assaulted the
policeman. Amba said investigation had been extended to
the said brother to ascertain the veracity of the
claim by the two men and the military uniform had been
recovered from the suspects.

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