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Lagos police raid practising camp, arrest 108 naval impersonators

by Good News

Published 11 November 2021

No fewer than 108 suspects allegedly impersonating males and officers of the Nigerian Navy have been arrested by the Lagos Recount Police Recount.

The remark Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, stated the suspects were arrested for the length of a raid on their practising camp within the Ogudu-Sanfield home of the remark on Wednesday.

While parading the suspects at the repeat headquarters in Ikeja, Odumosu stated the commanding officer of the practising camp, Sunday Dakare, used to be moreover arrested, in conjunction with that the suspects were working underneath the title of the Nigerian Service provider Navy, moreover known as the Coastal Defence.

Odumosu stated, “On November 10, 2021, round 11am, the Lagos Recount Police Recount raided the unlawful practising camp of the Service provider Navy positioned within the Ogudu-Sandfield home, Lagos Recount, and arrested the Commanding Officer, Sunday Dakare, 47, along with 107 suspects currently on practising.

“I enjoy to repeat you that there has been credible actionable intelligence on the unlawful activities of the Service provider Navy following which the repeat embarked on intensive surveillance of the camp and its activities therein. Consequent upon intensive monitoring of the camp and its operators, the repeat implemented a effectively-coordinated overt operation at the practising camp within the early hours of this day.

“For the length of the raid, which used to be coordinated by the operations division of the repeat, the next objects were recovered: several military accoutrements, in conjunction with veil badges of ranks, a flag, a signboard and ID cards. Diversified objects recovered consist of recruitment letters, promotion letters, a portrait of the commanding officer, two motorcycles, one plasma TV, three cutlasses, felony charms and other objects.”

The CP, who told members of the public to be cautious of folks posing as military personnel to construct unlawful operations within the remark, infamous that the Federal Executive had outlawed the Nigerian Service provider Navy.

He stated the police, then once more, chanced on that the community had been working illegally since 2005.

“This model portends hazard for our nation and a threat to peace and security. It, because of the this truth, behoves us as a regulations enforcement agency to put into effect the regulations banning activities of the unlawful military outfit. I want to employ this medium to warn other folks or groups gentle working such unlawful outfits in any part of the remark to end it forthwith.

“The police is rarely any longer going to hesitate to clamp down on them and their operators and issue them to e-book,” he added.

One in all the suspects, Kehinde Islamiat, stated her father requested her to be part of the operation.

She stated, “I don’t know the map remarkable used to be paid; I am no longer even certain he paid and I even have been with them for seven months. We’re gentle awaiting the Federal Executive to pay our salary. The complete lot about these items is on-line; we are awaiting the government to solution our prayers for our rifles and patrol trucks.”

The commanding officer of the camp, Dakare, stated, “We factual obtained small shanties where we can aloof down; we build no longer have any block, we have been there for over 10 years, we have been recruiting ourselves and awaiting the Federal Executive.

“Appropriate enjoy civil defence, we have been awaiting the Federal Executive; we have performed first and second reading and the third reading is on, so we are waiting; that used to be why we gathered ourselves there.”

Our correspondent sighted reveals, in conjunction with promotional letters awarded to a couple of the oldsters recruited into the draw.

One in all the promotional letters, dated August 21, 2021, be taught, “Abonyi Kingsley. C. promoted from the contemptible of Lieutenant to the contemptible of Lieutenant-Commander.”

The letter used to be signed by one Rear Admiral I. Agaba.

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