The Police command in Cross River on Friday said it has arrested one Jeremiah Ogar, 31, for being in possession of a naval cap and impersonating as a Navy Captain.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, who presented the suspect to newsmen on Friday in Calabar, said that Ogar was arrested on April 26 at Utukwang village in Obudu Local Government Area.

Inuwa said that the suspect had been using fake status of a Navy Captain to defraud and intimidate unsuspecting members of the public in the area.

But Jeremiah could not understand what his crime was, especially since he bought the cap in the market alongside nine of his friends.

In denying the crime, the commercial motorcycle rider said: “I bought the cap in the market because I fell in love with the design. We were about ten of us that bought the cap in the market.

“I have not been using the cap to terrorise, intimidate or defraud anybody in this community. I am shocked why the police arrested me.”

But the police boss would have none of that. He referred to the suspect as “one fake Navy Captain, Jeremiah Ogar, aged 31”.

“The suspect was arrested with a navy cap and he was parading himself as a navy Captain and using same to defraud and intimidate unsuspecting members of the public.

“Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the owner of the said cap and how he came about it.

“We remain committed in our efforts to rid the state of all criminal activities,” the Commissioner assured.