I impersonate military to beat security checkpoint – Suspect
The Police has arrested one Stanley Ezeobi, 38, for alleged armed robbery and impersonating the military while carrying out his criminal activities.
Ezeobi was among the nine suspected criminals paraded by the AIG, Zone 5 Police Headquarters in Benin, Edo State.
Parading the suspects on Friday, The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Rasheed Akintunde, said they were arrested for alleged involvement in various crimes such as armed robbery, impersonation and being in possession of fire arms.
He said Ezeobi was arrested on August 1, by anti-vice unit of the zone while attempting to sell a stolen Toyota Rav 4 vehicle, adding that “When our men nabbed him. He brought out an identity card that he was a serving soldier at NATRAC Engineering Regiment in Kontagora (Niger State).
Speaking, Ezeobi, who said he is a graduate of Public Administration at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Anambra State, denied being an armed robber.
“I usually buy goods from Cotonou and I am using the military uniform and identity card to beat security check points while transporting goods from Cotonou to Nigeria and I started using the uniform last year,” he said.
“I am not an armed robber, I did not snatch the Toyota RAV 4, I have my own vehicle, a Toyota Picnic. I was arrested when I came to a friend’s shop in Benin. I regret my action,” he said.