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Fake soldier who operates Okada in military uniform arrested

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A fake soldier who dresses up in military regalia as a guise to operate his okada business has been nabbed by the police in Lagos.

39-year-old man, Yusuf Bello, who usually carries passengers from Apapa to Agege up to Ogun State, was arrested with military and naval uniforms, he also had a fake military identity card in his possession.

This was made known in a statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana.

According to him operatives of Alagbado Police Station on enforcement of restriction order on Motorcycles along Madalashi Bus Stop, Agege motorway, Alagbado intercepted Yusuf who hails from Gwoza in Borno State.

“The suspect usually carry passengers from Apapa to Agege up to Ogun State. He was arrested and the motorcycle was impounded. Peers of military camouflage and naval uniforms were recovered from him. The suspect was also in possession of fake military identity card” the statement read in parts

The spokesperson said an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source of the military uniforms and the link the suspect has with other criminal activities like traffic robbery. He added that the suspect will soon be charged to Court.

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