The Plateau State Police Command has paraded one John Ladong of Gero community of Jos South Local Government Area of the state, for impersonating as a Captain of the Nigeria Army.
Mr. Edward Egbuka, the Police Commissioner in charge of the command, paraded the suspect before newsmen on Saturday in Jos, the state capital.
The police commissioner explained that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a Special Task Force maintaining peace in the state and was handed over to the police.
Egbuka further explained that the suspect was arrested on May 18 at Riyom, was also putting on a full army camouflage uniform, and driving an army coloured Peugeot 206 vehicle.
“After arrest, the personnel of OPSH transferred the suspect and handed over to our Area Command in Bukuru.
“Upon interrogation, it was established that suspect was not military personnel,” the CP said.
Egbuka said 12 and three pieces each of army and Air Force uniforms, 15 forcecom sim cards, two pairs of military boots, one jackknife, and other items were found in the suspect’s possession.
The commissioner said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Speaking to WAR, the suspect regretted his act and asked that justice be tempered with mercy.
He also confessed that he was once personnel of the Nigerian Air Force but was dismissed from service as a Lance Corporal for mutiny.