Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Nigerian Navy impersonators arrested

11 September 2014, 17:31

 Lagos - Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, in Lagos on Wednesday arrested and handed over to the police six suspects impersonating Nigerian Navy personnel.

NNS also handed over two vessels to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for prosecution.
Parading the alleged impersonators, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of the Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Ilesanmi Alade, said the service would not fold its hands and watch impersonators smearing its name.
"The accused were arrested in naval personnel uniform and had identity cards with Nigerian Navy logo as well as other military accoutrements with navy ranks,’’ Alade said.
He condemned the recent trend of impersonation, especially when navy uniforms were being used to commit crimes, adding that the command was combat ready to deal decisively with such unauthorised persons.

Also read: Navy hands over more oils suspects for prosecution

"It is worrisome when people commit all sorts of crime under the guise of being naval personnel, with impression that the unwholesome act was committed by the military,’’ he said.
 for the country.
?In another development, Uwadiae said that the command arrested two vessels - CASHMAN Barge and MV ZAHRA, for carrying 70 tonnes of AGO (diesel) without valid papers.

He said MV Zahra was intercepted at the Lagos offshore by NNS Andoni conveying the products to an unknown destination without valid papers, while Cashman Barge was arrested for using forged documents.
Cashman Barge was arrested by the naval command when one Samson Yusuf attempted to use the barge to remove 10 metric tonnes of sludge from MT OCEAN with forged naval papers.

Tags efcc

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...