Four fake naval personnel and a soldier were weekend arrested by Lagos state Police command for alleged armed robbery. The suspects who were all in military attires were arrested by youths at Ilado area of Lagos state while they were fleeing in a canoe after escaping from police detention and handed over to Ilado Police post, near the Ajakoyi Beach.
They were later handed over to the S. A resident, Wasiu Omojola, who narrated the incident to Vanguard said:
“We are predominantly fishermen but some of us do oil business. The military personnel used to come to extort money from us daily.
We didn’t even know that they were fake officers. They would come in military uniform. Their leader whom we later realized is an Army Sergeant would dress as an Army Lieutenant Commander.
He would gather us and warn that the Army High Command had sent him on a special duty.
“He told us that his group was on Joint Military operation. He then instructed us to contribute N2 millon for his boss. We were able to raise N500,000. The following day, they prevented us from doing our job, so we had to contribute another N300,000.They still said it was not yet okay with them. Read more