The Delta State Police Command have arrested two fake soldiers, 48-year-old Jemilia Suleiman and 61-year-old Monagor Charles, at a hotel in Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of the State.
It was gathered that the fake soldiers were wearing military uniform which they use to instil fear and extort innocent citizens.
Following an information, the DPO Ogborikoko Division, CSP Martha Ikong led a surveillance operation in conjunction with military personnel to the hotel and arrested the suspects.
Speaking on Friday, the Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe revealed that military uniforms were recovered from the suspects.
“On the 5/5/2021 at about 1300hrs, information received that a woman Jemilia Suleman ‘f’ age 48yrs, a native of Plateau State with one Monagor Charles ‘m’ age 61yrs of Ndokwa East L.G Area Delta State were found wearing military uniforms and lodged in Beji Court Hotel Bendel Estate Off Airport road Effurun.”
Items recovered from the suspects includes 10 pairs of military camouflage uniforms, six T-shirt, jungle caps, one T-shirt and one singlet.
The female suspect confessed that she bought the said uniform in the market and used it to earn a living.
Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.