Monday, February 22, 2021

Fake soldier gets six-week jail term

A Mobile Court has sentenced a fake soldier arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) for assault and impersonation to six weeks imprisonment.

The Nation

Chairman of the Taskforce, Shola Jejeloye, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), said the convicted fake soldier was apprehended on Friday evening with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way.

He said operatives of the agency were coming from a monitoring and enforcement operations with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded into three trucks before the fake soldier, whose commercial motorcycle was among those impounded on restricted routes, mobilised other miscreants and attacked the team with stones, bottles and iron-rod.

“The fake Soldier was subsequently arrested after the attack and during investigations at our office it was discovered that he was an impersonator. 

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