A 44-year-old man identified as Fabian has been arrested by the Delta State Police command for falsely parading himself as Major Ojumah of the Nigerian Army.
A social media post by the Police reveals that Fabian who hails from Abbi in Ndokwa-West Local Government Area of Delta State was arrested on July 31, 2020 along Sapele-Benin Road. He was caught with a fake military van conveying 420 packs of compressed weed suspected to be Indian hemp.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, disclosed this on Monday, adding that the suspect was caught in a fake army van.
“The suspect is not a real army officer. He was caught with 420 wraps of Indian hemp; where he was taking them to is not specified but, investigation is ongoing”, Onovwakpoyeya stated.
Ojumah, 44 and a native of Abbi, according to the police spokesperson, had claimed to be a Major in the Nigerian Army when he was quizzed by the personnel of the Operation Safer Highways’ patrol team.
The fake military van, with plate number NA142- B01, used in conveying the 420 packs of compressed Indian Hemp, was recovered from the suspect.
The PPRO added that though Ojumah grew up in the barracks, he was never a soldier.