Benin — THE Authorities of the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, yesterday, paraded a fake Army Lieutenant, one Mr Goodluck Furupagha, who has obtained over one million naira from members of the public under the guise of recruiting them into the Nigerian Army.
Parading the suspect in Benin City, Army Public Relations Officer, Roselyn Managbe, said the suspect was arrested in Asaba after an officer who presented himself as a prospective applicant approached the fake Lieutenant.
She said when the officer who disguised as a prospective applicant met the fake army officer, "he demanded for the sum of two hundred thousand naira for him to be recruited into the Army. He then pleaded with the fake officer to collect N100,000. While this was going on, troops who were alerted came and arrested the fake Army Lieutenant, Mr Furupagha, at Ibusa Road Asaba.
She said that during the course of investigation, the fake Army Officer admitted that he had duped several persons on the pretext of helping them to be recruited into the Nigerian Army.