Navy Arrests 6 For Impersonation

Impersonation of Navy personnel a problem in Nigeria.

Navy Arrests 6 For Impersonation In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy ship, NNS Wey, Navy Town, Lagos, has arrested six persons for masquerading as naval personnel, with a warning to others still engaged in such act to desist from it or face same fate as the arrested suspects.

Among the suspects were a staff of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, a dismissed Naval rating and son of a retired policeman.

Briefing newsmen, yesterday, on how they were arrested, the Commander, NNS Wey, Commodore Ignatus Iliya, explained that the arrest became necessary following the use of personnel’s uniform and accouterments by some unscrupulous elements to commit crimes and other vices which dents the service’s image.

He said Navy uniform, identity cards, caps and uniforms of other sister forces were recovered from the suspects.

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