Fake Civil Defense Corps Member Arrested In Onitsha With 25 Calibre Pistol

By KayCee July 15, 2014 21:35

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC) in Anambra State has arrested one Patrick Thomas for claiming to be an officer of NSCDC.

The state Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Ben Dikuro, made the disclosure in Awka on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command.

Dikuro said that the suspect, who hails from a neighboring state, was arrested at Bridge Head Onitsha on July 13 with a point 25 calibre pistol.

He explained that the suspect was arrested while parading himself as an officer to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public.

“We have observed with dismay the situation where hoodlums disguise in security uniforms to perpetrate their nefarious acts.

“In this instance, he has never been a Civil Defense officer neither does he look like one”, the commandant said.

Dikuro advised members of the public to always report suspicious people around them to the nearest security station or dial emergency number 112 to make such report.



Thomas in an interview with journalists said that he had been in possession of the uniform for over one year but insisted that he had neither killed nor belonged to any gang.



By KayCee July 15, 2014 21:35