Police arrests one suspect for unlawful possession of Military Accoutrements, Impersonation, other

Niger Police command on 31st July,2022 at about 1000hrs, based on a tip-off arrested an individual who has been parading himself as a military officer.

The suspect was sighted along Ibeto area of Nasko, Magama Niger state.
Police operatives attached to Nasko Division mobilized to the area and arrested the suspect, Aliyu Umar aged 35yrs ‘m’ of Wawu-Garin Warra, Ngaski LGA of Kebbi State.
The suspect was arrested with the following items:
-One Mercedes Benz with Reg. No. BDG 300 TA
-One NDA emblem
-One military camouflage jungle hat
-One military vest with belt
-One military face mask
-Two ropes
-Three sim cards of different network providers
-A sum of seven hundred and twenty thousand naira.
During interrogation, he denied being a military officer, but claimed that the
accoutrements belong to his brother who is a soldierman serving at Warri.
However, the suspect has been on the Command’s watchlist as he abandoned a Honda Accord vehicle with Reg.No. RBC 143 FF at Maje along Kotangora road in the year 2020 to evade arrest for a similar offence.
He couldn’t give satisfactory account of himself as he claimed to be a car dealer and farmer while he further said that the cash in his possession was meant to purchase a vehicle.
Police said the case is under investigation and the suspect will be arraigned in court for prosecution immediately after investigation
Meanwhile, the Command has urged members of the public to be more vigilant and report any strange person (s) to the Police and other security agencies for prompt intervention.

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