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2 Soldiers Arraigned For Illegal ‘Special Duties’ In Lagos

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The Elemoro Police Division in Oko-Olomi Village in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State have arraigned two soldiers for alleged illegal duty.

The two soldiers were reportedly collecting money illegally from people of the aforementioned community and harassing passers-by in same area.

According to Vanguard reports, it was gathered that the soldiers, who claimed to be on a special duty, fired several shots into the air to scare people from approaching them, leaving seven persons injured.

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Elemoro Police Station was said to have arrived the scene and nabbed the soldiers with two patrol vehicles which they used to carry out their supposed “special duties.”

After the arrest, the two soldiers made separate statements at the police station in which they acclaimed that the traditional ruler of the community was the one who invited them.

Contrarily, the traditional ruler denied any knowledge of the soldiers and their claims when he was invited to the police station.

According to some sources, the DPO called on Abati Barracks in Yaba to confirm if the soldiers were sent to the community by military authorities and it was discovered that they were there illegally.

Meanwhile, about 12 soldiers were sent to the area to confirm if the duo were impostors and about 20 police operatives have been stationed at the police station.

Investigations into the matter has taken full force, while efforts to reach the police spokesperson’s was unfruitful.

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