Fake Military Officer Nabbed For Car Theft
A fake military officer, Abubakar Aliyu who claimed to be Col. Farouk Aliyu is in big trouble.
With two punishable offences hanging on his neck, he appeared to have bitten more than he could chew especially with his impostor as a senior ranking officer in the Nigerian army.
Aliyu was arrested by the Ondo state police command not really for his feigned military status, but attempting to bolt away with a Toyota Sequoia Jeep which he earlier agreed to buy.
According to the vehicle owner, the suspect had negotiated the vehicle and agreed to buy it for 1.2m Naira.
"He came to the mechanic workshop to repair his Peugeot 406 saloon car with Registration Number LAGOS SMK 927 AGL and saw the Toyota Sequoia which was placed for sale. He demanded to test run it and also withdraw money from the ATM after he had agreed to buy it for 1.2m. That was how he managed to disappear, leaving behind his car.
Speaking on the arrest, the state command Public Relations officer, Femi Joseph disclosed that the suspect was arrested at Geku Beki town in Kogi state where the vehicle was also recovered.
“The suspect having seen a Toyota Sequoia Jeep with Reg No. AGL 230 EH displayed for sale in the mechanic workshop, he showed interest in buying it and negotiated the price for 1.2million Naira.
“He, therefore, took the vehicle for a test run and to go and withdraw money to pay but went away with the jeep and abandoned the Peugeot 406 saloon car he brought.
"He was tracked down and arrested at Gegu Beki town in Kogi state after a complaint was made in our station at Enu Owa in Ondo town.
The suspect, who claimed to be a colonel, confessed to the crime and confirmed he was not a military officer but a mere impostor.
Also denying knowledge of him was the Assistant Director of Army public Relations in Akure, Major Ojo Adenegan, saying police should do their job and ensure the suspect is prosecuted accordingly.
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