Abuja - The Nigerian Navy has in recent days
arrested eight suspects in a crackdown on impostors using naval uniforms and accouterments
to deceive, harass and defraud members of the public.
They have been apprehended in Abuja, Lagos and the Niger
The suspects are alleged members of bogus groups named as
Nigerian Merchant Marine, Merchant Navy Corps, Global College of Marine and
Technology, Merchant Navy Maritime Academy as well as Merchant Navy and
Maritime Law Enforcement Agency.
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Christian Ezekobe, Force Spokesperson, said the arrests up
to several cases in which operatives of Nigerian Navy and sister security agencies
have acted swiftly in apprehending impostors.
“To this end, the general public is advised to kindly report
suspicious behaviour of anyone or group of persons who claim to be personnel of
the Nigerian Navy or found to be dressed in naval uniform and accouterments.”
- CAJ News