|Mr Olajide Ajide with the army uniforms found with him.|
way and manner uniforms and weapons meant for securtiy agencies sometimes get
into wrong hands was exposed recently when policemen from Sango Division in
Ibadan, Oyo State arrested a 47-year-old man, Mr Olajide Ajide, for parading
himself as an officer of the Nigerian Army while he also claimed to be an
undercover agent working for the National Security Adviser in Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Deputy
Commisssioner of Police in charge of administration in Oyo state, Mr Clement
Adoda, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu,
during a press briefing recently.
suspect was arrested on Monday, November 5 when he went to a shop at Agbowo
area of Ibadan and was seen claiming to be an army officer while threatening
observed that his mien did not tally with that of an officer and based on that
suspicion, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Division, Mrs Sybil
Akinfenwa, was contacted.
to the scene and on arrival there, the man claimed to be working at the
presidency as an undercover agent.
promptly arrested. On searching his car, three walkie-talkies, three camouflage
army uniforms, a United Nations Missions face cap, one army bullet-proof vest,
three army green trousers and shirts, some forged identity cards, among other
items, were found.
said he did not claim to be an army officer, though he admitted that he said he
was an undercover agent. Saying that he was a nurse, Ajide stated that: “the
uniform is not mine.
works in 2 Division of the Nigerian Army and he asked me to keep them for him.
I never wore the uniform, it was put on me.” He added: “Amos is my friend. He
used to come to come to my house and I sometimes visited him too. He told me
the uniform belongs to his boss.
belong to Amos. It is true I said I was an undercover agent but I was never
trained to be one. I was just joking by saying that.”
cards he had with him indicated that he worked with the presidency and was an
undercover agent, Ajide, who had an open sore on his left foot, said they were
done for him by his customer at a business centre at Agbowo.
claiming to be an undercover agent contradicted each other, saying that he just
realised that he had been impersonating.