Officers of the Ogun police command in Agbado area of the state on Friday March 13, arrested three men wearing Army camouflage during a routine patrol.
The suspects identified as Jacob Onebi m’ 36, Olabode Oluwaseun m’ 35, and Olanrewaju Adebayo m 33, were arrested on charges of impersonating soldiers following series of reports from members of the public about their illegal activities in the area.
Police spokesman in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects initially claimed to be officers of 174 Battalion Ikorodu but confessed to being dismissed after further investigation was carried out.
On further investigation, two amongst them confessed to having been dismissed from the Nigerian army a long time ago while the third happened to be their friend who was co-opted into their nefarious activities.
The suspects who were closely watched by the police before their arrest, have been transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution on orders of the state commissioner for police, Kenneth Ebrimson.