Operatives of the Rivers state Police command have apprehended two middle-aged men who disguised themselves as Nigerian Army soldiers and went ahead to allegedly participate in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday, October 2.
The suspects, dressed in Nigerian Army camouflage uniform were intercepted and arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol Team of the Abacha while on routine patrol.
Naija News understands that the Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni revealed that the robbers; Chibudo Ugwuala (31) from Abia and Godwin Ekpuno (23) from Akwa-Ibom are yet to give a satisfactory account of how they came by the military camouflage found on them.
“On interrogation, they could not give satisfactory account of how they came by the car and the military camouflage found on them. They had military ranks of Brigadier General and Colonel, which they have been using to intimidate people and commit crimes.
Further probe revealed that the duo is persons with disabilities, one dumb and the other limping but thrive in criminal activities,” he said.
The arrest of the two men who disguised as Nigerian Army officers comes after the state command arrested one Baredose Taabaa over his alleged involvement in snatching handsets from his unsuspecting victims in the state.