I im­per­son­ate mil­i­tary to beat se­cu­rity check­point – Sus­pect

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

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.

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