21-year-old fake soldier arrested while molesting JAMB candidates

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno command, says it has arrested Ahmed Alibe, 21, for posing as a soldier and molesting members of the public.

Fake soldier arrested while molesting JAMB candidates

The issues of fake soldiers are still a huge problem in Nigeria. Afolabi Hassan, (Right) was in 2014 arrested by the Ogun state Police Command for parading himself as a major which he was not

Ibrahim Abdullahi, the corps commandant, said in Maiduguri that Alibe was arrested on March 29 at the Nasara computer centre at the computer village.

Abdullahi said that the suspect, who was in military uniform, was seen harassing and intimidating candidates on the queue for the forthcoming JAMB-organised Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration.

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“We were told that a soldier in uniform was molesting and beating young boys and girls who were registering for their JAMB,” he said.

“We noticed that his action was questionable so we sent our men to go and monitor him. On arrival they discovered he was not a soldier but just wearing the uniform to molest innocent people.

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“When we interrogated him here at the command, he said the uniform belonged to his brother’s friend.

“We are waiting to see his brother’s friend; if not we will assume that he killed an army officer and took his uniform.

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“The culprit could have perpetrated any crime and many might think he was an army officer. This is a crime on its own and he must be punished.

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“He will be handed over to the military for proper interrogation and prosecution,” said Abdullahi.

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