One John Ladong of Gero community of Jos South Local Government Area
of the state, has been paraded by the Police Command in Plateau for personating as a Captain of the Nigeria Army.
The suspect was paraded before newsmen on Saturday in Jos by Mr Edward Egbuka, the Commissioner in charge of the command.
The commissioner stated that the suspect was arrested and handed over to the police by operatives of ‘Operation Safe Haven’ (OPSH), a special task force maintaining peace in the state.
Egbuka explained that the suspect, who was arrested on May 18 at Riyom, was also putting on a full army camouflage uniform, and driving an army coloured Peugeot 206 vehicle.
“After arrest, the personnel of OPSH transferred the suspect and handed over to our Area Command in Bukuru.
“Upon interrogation, it was established that suspect was not a military personnel,” the CP said.
Egbuka said 15 sets of army and Air Force uniforms, 15 forcecom sim cards, two pairs of military boots, one jackknife, and other items were found in the suspect’s possession.
The commissioner said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
Speaking to NAN, the suspect regretted his act and pleaded that justice be tempered with mercy.
He also confessed that he was once a personnel of the Nigerian Air Force but was dismissed from service as a Lance Corporal for mutiny.