A man parading himself as a member of the Nigerian army has been apprehended by NSCDC officers.
Amos John Ewuga
A 46 years-old man identified as Amos John Ewuga has been apprehended by security operatives.
He was arrested for claiming to be a major in the Nigerian army.
He was also accused of impersonation, job racketeering and defrauding unsuspecting victims.
His arrest was confirmed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa State Command.
A statement signed Muhammed Suraj Idris, PRO of the command said the arrest was a result of series of complaints received against him.
Idris said the Corps mounted surveillance and arrested the suspect along Akwanga-Keffi-Abuja road.
He said, Ewuga, who hailed from Nasarawa Eggon Local Government of Nasarawa State has been impersonating as a Major of the the Nigerian Army.
“He has also confessed to have extorted money running into millions of naira from innocent job seekers with the promise to provide jobs opportunities for them in Nigerian Army, Air Force, Navy and other paramilitary agencies”
“Ewuga had also defrauded hundreds of people within and outside Nasarawa State of their cash and other belongings on the pretence of Nigerian Army personnel”
“A dark tinted Army colour Highlander Jeep with registration number RBC 398 JM was recovered from him.”
The statement said he will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.