The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nasarawa State Command, has arrested a fake soldier in Keffi-Wambai, Lafia Local Government Area of the state after allegedly defrauding 22 persons.
While parading the suspect, 32-year-old Moses Ayaka, on Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Lafia, the commandant, Abbas Bappa-Muhammed, explained that the fake soldier was arrested following a tip-off.
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The commandant, who was represented by the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Jerry Victor, said Ayaka was arrested on September 9, 2022 at about 5pm, adding that he was caught with various items belonging to the military.
He said the suspect confessed to the crime and told the command that some of the items were sold to him by one Lance Corporal (LCPL) Gabriel serving in Maiduguri, Borno State, and LCPL Daniel serving in Calabar, Cross-River State.
Ayaka reportedly confessed to have defrauded over 22 individuals to the tune of N440,000.
Victor said the suspect attributed the act to the handiwork of the devil and pleaded for leniency, adding that he would be prosecuted after investigation.
Items recovered by the command include a set of camouflage, P-Cap tie, military inner vest, a jack-knife and a motorcycle the suspect allegedly stole from one of his victims.