A fake soldier named Abu Jonah, has been arrested in Osun State, for parading himself as an army officer and duping about 30 people with the same promise of securing an employment for them in the Nigeria Army, Nigeria Immigration Service, National Security and Civil Defence Corps and other Security outfits.
He was arrested after he successfully duped a middle-aged man to the tune of N329.000. He has confessed to have committed the offense, adding that he got the Army kit from a serving army officer.
After his arraignment in a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, the 32-year old was ordered to be remanded in prison custody. Prosecutor Oladoye Joshua told the court that accused committed the offence between the year 2016 and the 9th day of January, 2018.
Joshua said the accused unlawfully had in his possession, Nigerian Army uniform, boots, belt with forged identity cards, name tags and rank.
The Prosecutor said Jonah also collected N180,000 from one Abdulwaheed Yusuf, N100,000 from one Aduragbemi Adebowale, N32,000 from one Jegede Aderemi and N19,000 from one Selore Oluwaseun under the pretense of securing jobs for them at the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps.