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Fake Soldier Found With Army Uniforms, Walkie-Talkie Arrested in Akwa Ibom

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The Akwa Ibom police command has apprehended two suspects for impersonation in the state.

Spokesman of the state police command, Odiko Macdon, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.

He said the suspect was arrested during a stop-and-search operation.

According to the statement: “On 16/11/2021, at about 1:00am, while on a stop-and-search operation along Nwaniba Road, operatives of Anti-Robbery Squad reasonably suspected and arrested one Akpan Mfon Essien ‘m’ of Ikot Andem Itam Village in Itu L.G.A, who resides at Idu Uruan, Uruan L.G.A.,”

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to be impersonating a soldier. He led operatives to his house where two pairs of army uniforms, army shorts, two army sweaters, army belt, two army caps, three pairs of army boot, two army jack-knives, two walkie talkie, one live jacket, one stethoscope and a blue colour Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. LSR 735 AC were recovered.

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“The suspect uses the uniform to deceive, intimidate and commit heinous crimes around Uruan and Uyo.”

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