Fake soldier re-arrested in Ondo, says she is on survival mission

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 20th, 2014

A fake Soldier, Miss Angela Omieh, who had earlier been arrested on April 17 by men of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure was re-arrested on Tuesday at Igbara-Oke military check-point in Ifedore local government area of Ondo State in the same army uniform.

However, after this latest arrest, she gave her name as Miss Jamila Suleiman Suleiman of Mile 3, Dioba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State contrary to her former name.

The State Police Commissioner, Isaac Eke, who paraded the suspect after briefing reporters in his office, said the fake Soldier was earlier in the year been arrested by military men and handed over to the Police .

She was then charged to Court but granted bail and re-arrested again at Igbara-Oke military Check-Point while impersonating herself as a Soldier.

The suspect said she committed the offence in order to survive life after the death of her father.

She confessed that she bought the uniform from a shop in Delta State and pleaded for leniency, promising not to involve in such act again.

Eke also revealed a case of attempted murder involving one Busayo Ayowele, stressing that during the police investigation, the suspect confessed to have soaked his man friend one Anthony Idowu with petrol and set him ablaze, which resulted to the victim’s death.

The Police Boss disclosed that 23 armed robbery and 2 kidnap suspects were arrested.

He said the command had recorded a lot of success in the second quarter of the year.

Eke stressed that a total number of arms recovered were 10 while 36 suspects were charged to court for various criminal offences.

The commissioner reiterated the commitment of the command at reducing crime to its barest minimum, urging sister security agencies to partner with the command.

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