Fake Soldier Jailed For Assaulting Task Force Operatives

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A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi on Saturday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Kabiru Mohammed, to six weeks in a correctional center with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault.

Mr. Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos riding a motorcycle painted with the color of the Nigerian Army and parading himself as a soldier.

In a statement by Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way.

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Operatives of the agency were coming from monitoring and enforcement operations with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded into three of the Agency’s trucks before the fake Soldier, whose commercial motorcycle was among those impounded on restricted routes, mobilized other miscreants and attacked the team with dangerous weapons such stones, bottles, and iron-rod.

The fake soldier was subsequently arrested after the attack and during investigations at our office.

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