A young man who allegedly stole his uncle’s military camouflage and paraded himself as an Army officer has been arrested.
Naija News understands that the suspect, Timothy Emmanuel, was nabbed by men of the Nigeria Police in Nasarawa while travelling along the B.A.D Road in a vehicle suspected to have been stolen.
An AK-49 rifle and two magazines were recovered from the suspect who was fully dressed in the army camouflage at the time of his arrest.
Naija News learnt Emmanuel who is an indigene of Plateau State had been on the watch list of the Police for a while now.
He is said to have been oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local government areas of Nasarawa State over some time now.
Findings revealed that Emmanuel stole the military uniform from his Uncle who is a Military personnel serving in Borno State.
Meanwhile, the two magazines reportedly recovered from the suspect belongs to a Nigeria Security and Civil Defense personnel serving in Jos.
Confirming his arrest on Friday while parading the suspect alongside 60 other suspected criminals in Lafia, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina, said: “On 12/9/2021 at about 1900hrs, one Timothy Emmanuel `M` 28yrs of Bakin Chiyawa village, Quanpan LGA of Plateau State was intercepted along B.A.D road, Lafia wearing Military camouflage in possession of AK49 rifle with two magazines and driving a black Toyota Corolla vehicle with registration number ABUJA BWR 973 CD suspected to be a stolen vehicle.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect who parades himself in military camouflage was never enlisted into the Army but got the uniform from his Uncle who is a Military personnel serving in Borno State.
“He there after moved to Jos, Plateau State under the guise of being a Military personnel and went away with the AK49 rifle and two magazines of a Nigeria Security and Civil Defense personnel serving in Jos, when the rifle was left in his custody by the NSCDC officer who went to do his registration to obtain National Identity Card
“Furthermore, the suspect came down to Nasarawa State and started perpetrating his nefarious activities in Karu and Lafia before nemesis caught up with him. The suspect had given the Police useful information and investigation is ongoing at State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia,” he concluded.