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Police arrest fake soldier in Kano

The police in Kano State have arrested a fake soldier, Chidera Anuna, for robbing and extorting people. The suspect, who operates in syndicate, was arrested…

The police in Kano State have arrested a fake soldier, Chidera Anuna, for robbing and extorting people.

The suspect, who operates in syndicate, was arrested months after his associate, Miracle Namoko, was arrested after extorting one Joseph Ifeanyi Usalo by using a military uniform.

Spokesman of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said, “Between 01/03/2022 and 30/03/2022, reports were received that a syndicate of two used to parade themselves as soldiers, rob and extort money and other valuables from individuals at night within the Sabon Gari area of Kano State.

 “Also, one Joseph Ifeanyi Usalo, of Kofar Ruwa Market, Kano, complained that the same Miracle Nnamoko with one other dressed in military camouflage, went to his shop at Kofar Ruwa Market, intimidated and forced him to transfer N20,000 into Miracle Nnamoko’s bank account and N35,000 into an account bearing Chidera Anuna.

“They also made away with his iPhone 12 Pro Max valued at N780,000 after retrieving the password of the phone from him.

“On 08/04/2022, Miracle Nnamoko of Belatus Road, Sabon Gari Quarters, Kano, was arrested. He confessed to the crime and mentioned Chidera Anune, ‘m’, that owned the camouflage as his accomplice. He was investigated and charged to a magistrates’ court, whereas the search for Chidera continued.”

 According to him, on 31/05/2022, Chidera Anuna was arrested by the personnel from 455 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force (NAF),  Kano, dressed in suspected military camouflage at Sabon Gari Quarters, Kano, and handed over to police.”

Kiyawa added that on investigation, Chidera was found to be in possession of two iPhones and an Infinix phone suspected to have been robbed.

He further said, “He also confessed to the crime and confessed that he was neither a military officer nor any security personnel.”