Friday, April 20, 2012

Here is a fake colonel. Pretty soon there will be fake generals

The Nigerian Army, 2nd Division on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo State, paraded 62- year-old dismissed Corporal Adeleke Johnson, for claiming to be a serving colonel.

The suspect was also accused of duping some unsuspecting youths by organising fake recruitment exercise into the Army.

Adeleke, who was paraded along with the youth, confessed that he was dismissed from the Army in 1981 for selling the command's diesel in Lagos without authorisation. The suspect was wearing a fake Army vest when he was paraded.

The fake colonel, who allegedly assured the youth that he could secure admission for them (24 youths) into the Army School, was said to have collected about N2m from his victims.

The victims (both males and females), comprising university graduates, undergraduates and artisans are from Ekiti, Osun and Ondo states. Their ages are between 17 and 29.