Fake Army Colonel Arrested After Robbery Operation

Fake Army Colonel Arrested After Robbery Operation

A man named Harry Obiajulu, claiming to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigeria Army was arrested after a robbery operation in a popular hotel in Lagos where he went to spend from his loot.

It was garnered that Obiajulu was detained at the New Hotel located at Shasha area of Lagos with the military fatigues he wears during an operation.

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He wore the outfit whilst robbing one Ibrahim Bolaji of his mobile phones, wrist watch and other items said to worth N895,000 and escaped to the hotel.

However, while he was at the hotel, police operatives accosted him for routine interrogation and he claimed to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigerian Army. He was asked to show more proof but he was unable to do so.

He was then taken to the police station for further investigation where he later confessed that he was not a staff of the Nigerian Military as he had earlier claimed.

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On further investigation, the police discovered that the phones he had were robbed from the owner who was then contacted. The owner of the phones confirmed how he was robbed on the road by the suspect who was wearing military wears.

He was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates Court for impersonation and stealing.

He pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, did not oppose his bail but asked the court to give a date for the hearing since he pleaded not guilty.

The Presiding Magistrate, O. Sule-Amzat, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.

The case was adjourned till 10th December 2018.

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