Operatives of the Nigerian Navy has so far arrested a total of 19 imposters in the First Quarter of 2019.
The information is contained on statement from the Directorate of Naval Information Unit, which was made available to NewsDot Africa.
A breakdown of those arrested shows that 13 were arrested in Calabar/Ikang area, 5 in Yenogoa/Port Harcourt area and 1 in Lagos area. They imposters were arrested either in possession of fake Navy ID Card or dressed in Navy uniforms (Camouflage or Blue Rig).
The statement from the Nigerian Navy reminded the general public that wearing and illegal possession of military accoutrements (attires and materials) are unlawful and punishable under Section 109, 110 and 251 of Nigerian Criminal Code.
According to the statement, “Members of the general public are advised not to patronize such unscrupulous individuals in any engagement. The general public is also advised to report to the nearest Naval, Army, Air Force or Police unit any suspicious individual wearing a naval uniform and engaging in non-military or naval duties”