Fake Military Men Beat Constable To Stupor
Two Suspects who disguised as army officers to assault a police officer identified as Lawrence Awoniyi have been apprehended.
The two men ,Abdullahi Kabiru, 28 , and Obare Tunde ,who allegedly identified themselves as army captains and assaulted the policeman on May 31 , 2020 , were said to have come to Omuo Ekiti from Ife Olukotun village in the Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State .
The assault reportedly took place when the two men sighted the policeman in uniform .
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police , Mr Asuquo Amba , said that the two suspects , who identified themselves as captains of the Nigerian Army attached to the 44 Battalion in Niger State , assaulted the police constable , beat him mercilessly and further threatened to break his head with a bottle .
He further said that the suspects were arrested after the police constable called for reinforcement.
The CP also disclosed that it was during interrogation by the SARS operatives, that the two suspects confessed to being fake soldiers and claimed that the army uniform belongs to one of their brothers .
Amba also said that investigation had been extended to the said brother to ascertain the veracity of the claim by the two men.
The CP concluded that the military uniform had been recovered from the suspects .