June 23, 2024

So-Safe corps arrests fake army officer in Ogun


Babajide Williams

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, codenamed So-Safe Corps, has apprehended Sanni Alhaji Ayuba for using fake military ID cards and insignia to hijack suspected cultists in Ogun.

The Commander of the Corps, Dr. Soji Ganzallo, in a statement issued by the Corps’ Director of Information and Public Relations, Assistant Commander, Moruf Yusuf, condemned what he described as an act of impersonation.

According to him, the act of impersonation was aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the military as the imposter forcefully intervened to stop the arrest of some wanted cult boys at Adigbe, Opako in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The statement revealed further that the officers attached to the Directorate of Operation of the Corps under ACC Adesina Adedamola deployed his team to get the suspected cult boys arrested at the location.

He added that his boys captured two of the suspected cultists, handcuffed them, but to the corps dismay, Sanni Alhaji Ayuba, who was at the scene flashed a military Identity Card and stop the officers from performing their saddled security duties and the suspects were hijacked while they escaped with handcuff.

Ganzallo said, “Sanni Alhaji Ayuba with two other accomplices who claimed to be “Naval Officers” left the scene in a hurry and the officers of the corps handled the matter with excellent professionalism.

“The suspected fake military man was later arrested and thoroughly investigated, while the other two accomplices who claimed to be naval officers, escaped arrest.”

Ganzallo noted that the suspect confessed to have been impersonating as “military officer”.

The corps recover army camouflage scarf; fake army ID card; a jack knife: one itel phone; three Atm cards; one WASSCE ID card; one dog chain with arms pendants; one wrist watch; one glass, and one earpiece.

Ganzallo stated that the suspected impersonator and the exhibits had been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Intelligence, Investigation Department (CIID), State Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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