Abu Jonah, a fake soldier, has been arrested and remanded in prison custody, for parading himself as an army officer and duping over 30 people with the promise of securing an employment for them in the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Immigration Service, National Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security outfits.
He was arrested after he successfully defrauded a middle-aged man of N329.000. He confessed to have committed the offense, adding that he got the Army kit from a serving army officer.
Prosecutor Oladoye Joshua told the court that accused committed the offence between the year 2016 and January 9, 2018.
Joshua said the accused unlawfully had in his possession, Nigerian Army uniform, boots, belt with forged identity cards, name tags and rank.
The Prosecutor said Jonah also collected N180,000 from one Abdulwaheed Yusuf, N100,000 from one Aduragbemi Adebowale, N32,000 from one Jegede Aderemi and N19,000 from one Selore Oluwaseun under the pretense of securing jobs for them at the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps.