The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made a big catch when it intercepted and arrested a suspected fake soldier, Hayatu Galadima and his accomplice, Hamisu Adamu.
The suspects were in possession of hard drugs, ammunition and communication equipment suspected to be for use by bandits in Kaduna State.
The agency’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja explained that both suspects were arrested around Gwagwalada, on the outskirts of Abuja on Thursday, September 30.
He stated that items recovered from them included 21 RLA 7.45mm ammunition concealed in water bottle; 16 packs of new two-way radio (walkie- talkie); four army-coloured head masks and wallet containing an army identity card.
Babafemi added that also found in the possession of the duo were ATM cards issued by FCMB, First Bank, ECO bank, UBA, Skye Bank and one U.S. dollar.
Also recovered from them were Indian hemp, tablets of tramadol, three MTN, two 9mobile and one Airtel SIM card packs and one iPhone 12 pro cell phone.
“Others include one Samsung A31, one Nokia phone, seven Nigerian Army pass letters, five handbags and one “Bagco’’ bag containing personal belongings, as well as a gallon of palm oil.
“One of the suspects, Galadima, who claimed to be an army Lance Corporal serving in Ibadan, and that they were taking the exhibits to Kaduna and Kano,’’ Babafemi stated.