A man impersonating and parading as an officer of the Nigerian Army identified as Sunday James, has been arrested after intimidating and harassing residents and traders in Benin metropolis.
The suspect was arrested by officials of the Edo State Public Works Volunteers, at Oba Ovonramwen Square in Benin, with a fake military identification card from the Civil Intelligence Agency.
PUWOV state commander, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie who revealed that James has been handed over to Oba Market Police Division for further investigation and prosecution, disclosed that he was arrested on December 7 following complaints from residents and traders in the area.
''Officials of PUWOV have apprehended one Sunday James for impersonating and parading as an officer of the Nigerian Army at the Oba Ovonranmen Square in Benin City. The suspect was arrested wearing military uniforms, with a fake identity card.
“His arrest followed a tip-off that the suspect has been presenting himself as a serving soldier in the area for a while, and has been intimidating and harassing residents, traders and others in the Oba Ovonranmen Square and environs.
“The suspect ran out of luck on December 7, 2021, when he went on with his normal business of harassing and intimidating residents on Camouflage T-shirt, when he was apprehended by PUWOV officials.”