The operatives of the Lagos Task Force have arrested Usman Yaya, the fake official of the Nigerian army, who has been terrorizing residents in Lekki. Yaya who hails from Hong local government area of Adamawa state was nabbed during the demolition of shanties occupied by miscreants.
The hoodlums who live around the White Sand School in Lekki were displaced during the demolition. This was revealed by Olayinka Egbeyemi, the chairman of the Lagos state task force.
Egbeyemi revealed that the suspect assaulted a para-military officer attached to the agency. Yaya claimed to have been a staff sergeant in the Nigerian army and wore the Nigerian army cap on a mufti dress. NAIJ.com gathered that his real identity was discovered after investigation.
Prior to this, innocent members of the public in the area had been attacked by the fake official. On this note the chairman urged members of the public to desist from impersonating security personnel as everyone has equal rights according to the constitution of the country.
The 27-year-old suspect revealed the cap he wore was stolen from him brother in Abuja. He revealed that he used the cap as a way of extorting money from innocent members of the public.
This had been his way of surviving since he came to Lagos in February, 2017. He confessed that the Nigerian army cap was useful in commercial buses especially if he had to move between Victoria Island and Lekki.
Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos state commissioner of police directed the suspect to be charged to court immediately. Yaya said his brother is a staff sergeant with the Nigerian army and that was how he came across the cap.
The suspect pleaded for mercy as he vowed to stop all illegal dealings and return the cap to its true owner in Abuja.
Meanwhile, those who lost their properties during the demolition have cried out for help. This NAIJ.com video shows what they are going through: