The Nasarawa police command has arrested a fake soldier identified as Muhammed Haladu, for defrauding residents of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday, by the police spokesperson in Nasarawa, Ramhan Nansel, stating that the suspect was arrested on January 6.
Nansel noted that Haladu has been parading himself in military uniform and defrauding members of the public, claiming to help them secure employment in the Nigerian Army.
He said the suspect also claimed to be a soldier attached to 231 battalion Biu in Borno state.
“On 6/1/2024 at about 1739hrs, one Muhammed Haladu ‘M’ of behind Ozas Hotel, Karu Abuja was arrested on full military camouflage at Awe LGA by two soldiers who came home on pass and handed him over to the Police at Awe Division,” the statement reads.
“The suspect claimed to be a soldier attached to 231 Battalion Biu, Borno state, but investigation proved otherwise.
“The criminal defrauded unsuspecting members of the public under the pretext of securing employment into the Nigeria army.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect attempted to join the military but couldn’t, thus, went to military barracks to purchase the uniform he’s using for his nefarious activities.”
He said Umar Nadada, commissioner of police in Nasarawa, commended the officers for their efforts and urged them to continue to fight to eliminate criminals in the state.