Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on May 5, 2019 arrested a 31-year-old fake soldier, Jolly Gilbert.
The fake soldier was arrested during the raiding of criminal hideout and black spots at Eyin Ogbe area of Ogijo.
Gilbert was arrested along with two others at the hideout in military camouflage shirt.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed to be a solder serving with 174 Battalion of the Nigerian Army.
A signal was sent to the Battalion to authenticate his claim and it was revealed that the suspect is a fake soldier.
Recovered from him were a Soldier’s identity card, a Jack knife, military hardware and assorted charms.
The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation and prosecution.