The operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected fake soldier allegedly involved in stealing motorcycles, popularly known as Okada across the states in Nigeria.
The suspect, Benjamin Okon, who has been parading himself as a military personnel, was arrested by the policemen acting on a tip-off from members of the public.
It was learnt that the policemen swooped into action upon receiving the information, which eventually led to the arrest of the suspect on January 1.
“The suspect was fond of intimidating members of the public under the pretense that he is a military personnel. His hostile attitude made people not to associate with him, however, when we suspected his moves, we summoned courage to report to the police”, the source revealed.
The suspect, who made a confessional statement during investigation at the police Command, said that he had an accomplice who received the stolen items from him.
He revealed that he usually goes to neighbouring states to snatch motorcycles, which his receiver sell to prospective buyers.
In her reaction, the State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Superintendent of Police, DolapoBadmus, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
She noted that efforts are in top gear to apprehend the receivers and others who have connection with the crime.