Police arrest fake soldiers in Delta State

The police in Delta State, south-south Nigeria, said they have arrested two members of a criminal syndicate who disguised as soldiers in the state.

The police spokesperson in the state, Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Mr Edafe, a deputy superintendent of police, said the suspects were arrested when a combined team of police operatives from Response Squad, Raiders Squad and Operations Department, raided their hideout on Sunday.

The police spokesperson said the hideout, which is around Okwe Axis of Asaba in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state, was raided at about 4:30 p.m.

The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Muhammed Ali, detailed the operatives to carry out the raid operation in response to an information that the syndicate was planning to cause mayhem in the state, Mr Edafe said.

He gave the names of the arrested suspects as Mike Okon, 27, and Wilson Sunday 24 – all males and indigenes of Cross-River State, another state in the south-south Nigeria.

“When search was conducted on them, an army camouflage uniform, a pair of black jungle boot were recovered from Mike Okon, while three green berets, one black beret were recovered from Wilson Sunday,” he said.

Investigations into the incident had commenced, the police said.

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