Fake Soldier With CIA Card Arrested In Edo

One Sunday James has been arrested by officials of the Edo State Public Works Volunteers, (PUWOV) for disguising himself as a military officer to intimidate and oppress residents and traders.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, December 7 at Oba Ovonramwen Square in Benin, following complaints from residents and traders in the area.

A fake military identification card from the Civil Intelligence Agency, (CIA) was recovered from the suspect.

The state commander of PUWOV, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie said the suspect has been handed over to the Oba Market Police Division for further investigation and prosecution,

“Officials of PUWOV have apprehended one Sunday James for impersonating and parading as an officer of the Nigerian Army at the Oba Ovonranmen Square in Benin City. The suspect was arrested wearing military uniforms, with a fake identity card.”

“His arrest followed a tip-off that the suspect has been presenting himself as a serving soldier in the area for a while, and has been intimidating and harassing residents, traders and others in the Oba Ovonranmen Square and environs.”

“The suspect ran out of luck on December 7, 2021, when he went on with his normal business of harassing and intimidating residents on Camouflage T-shirt, when he was apprehended by PUWOV officials.”

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