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Monday, 20 May 2019

Fake soldier, robber of corps member arrested in Lagos

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), a unit of the Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, arrested a fake soldier and a robber.
The fake soldier was arrested along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way near Muritala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, while the robber was caught in action at Oshodi robbing commuters.
The fake soldier, Yusuf Quadri, 22, from Ogun State, was arrested during a cautious stop and search by RRS officers. The suspect was riding a commercial tricycle along Airport Road, which has been restricted by Lagos State Government.
Quadri, when stopped by the police told the officers he was a military officer. A little probe by the officer revealed he was impersonating.
Quadri, a primary school certificate holder, disclosed during interrogation that he stole one of the military uniforms of a newly promoted officer, who he was assisting to get his luggage ready.
Meanwhile, the robbery suspect, Emeka Ohiaeri, had around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, pulled off a mobile phone from the hands of a youth corps member in Oshodi traffic.
Unknown to him, RRS operative spotted him and trailed him to where he was standing with his colleagues before arresting him. The phone was recovered from him and handed over to its owner.
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