Fake Soldier Rakes N137,000 Selling Army Uniforms

A 26-year- old fake soldier, Sulaimon Tajudeen, has been arrested by the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Peace Corps (NPC).


The fake soldier who claimed to be a serving officer at the Ibadan Ojoo Barrack of the Nigeria Army was arrested in Osogbo on Thursday.

The Provost of the paramilitary body, Patroit Oluwaseyi Akintayo, who carried out the arrest told journalists that the arrest was made following a tip off on how the suspect had been duping and extorting people on the claim that he was an officer of the Nigerian Army.

A Peace Corps’ operative had disguised and approached the suspect with interest to obtain a form for Nigerian Army recruitment.

The operative later observed that the suspect could not even understand any military language during their conversation.

It was also learnt that the suspect could not produce his identity card when the operative requested for it.

The suspect, who was traced to his residence at Oke-Baale area, Osogbo, confessed to the crime, saying that he had been in the business for a while by posing as a soldier and selling Nigerian Army and Nigeria Customs forms to unsuspecting members of public.

“It is true, I have been posing as a fake soldier and duping people to find a means of livelihood. I have sold Army forms running to over N137,000 from unsuspecting people.

“I also use the same act to extort people, especially the Okada rider”, he confessed.

Some of those who have fallen victim of the fake soldier were Azeez Oladapo who have parted with N27,500; Tajudeen Sodiq, N13,500; Bamidele Abass N36,000; Idowu Adebayo N15,000 and Blessing N4,000.

The suspect has since been handed over to the Nigeria Army Barracks in Ede, Osun State for further interrogation.

Source: TheNation

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