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Army Arrests Two Fake Generals In Plateau

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The Nigerian Army has arrested two civilians who specialised in impersonating army generals to dupe innocent people and governmental agencies in the country.
 
Parading the suspects identified as Aliyu Haussaini Bre and Ibrahim Mohammed at the Headquarters of the 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe cantonment, in Plateau State, the Division’s  Public Relations Officer, Texas Chukwu, and the Commander, Provost Group, Colonel  Colonel Arnold Okoro, said they were arrested on September 17, following a tip off in Bauchi State.
 
According to Chukwu, Bre, a 46 years old Fulani from Adamawa State, and Mohammed, a Kanuri by tribe, posed officers of the rank of Brigadier-General, and a search conducted at The home of the former in Kaduna led to the recovery of Nigerian Army uniforms of various ranks as well as a 406 saloon car.
 
He said that the suspects confessed that their reason for impersonating military officers was to give them easy access to the corridors of power and help them secure contracts.

Chukwu further disclosed that upon interrogation, the suspects, who have been in the business since 2006, listed the contracts they had so far executed through impersonation to include construction and renovation of Adamawa State University clinic in 2010, at a cost of N2.45million; rehabilation and overhaul of 250KVA MARAPO generator and two units of 160 KVA CUMINGS for Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, in Abuja in 2011, at the cost of N2.2 million as well as supply of Mili beverage for the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, also in Abuja, in 2012, at the cost of N1.8 million.
 
The Commander, Provost Group of 3 Division, Arnold Okoro, a Colonel, who corroborated Chukwu’s account, warned the general public to be vigilant, adding that the suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

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