Nigerian Army arrests fake Lance Corporal inside bank


The Nigeria Army in Port Harcourt has arrested one Desmond Okeh, an indigene of Anambra State, for parading himself as a Lance Corporal in the Army.

The Spokesman of Nigeria Army 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Lt.-Col. Ikedichi Iweha presented the fake soldier before newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Iweha said the suspect was arrested after an intelligence report about his activities at a new generation bank located in the Government Reserve Area of the city.

He said, “Desmond Okeh was arrested on July 6 at a new generation bank fully dressed in the number six military camouflage and in possession of a fake military identification card.

“The suspect was wearing the rank of Lance Corporal in Army camouflage with a fake duty number: 16N/75/2038 on his forged military identification card.

“The suspected impostor also had in his possession a fake pass leaflet at the time of his arrest.”

Iweha also urged members of the public to be conscious of the antics of criminals who present themselves as military officers to swindle them of their hard-earned money and property.

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