Five suspected fake soldiers were on Tuesday arrested by the Imo State Police Command headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze Owerri, Brigade General H. I. Bature, confirmed their arrest while parading them before newsmen on Tuesday.
Bature said that two out of the five suspects were caught escorting a politician but the army commander did not mention the name of the politician said to be enjoying the security of the fake army officers.
Narrating the incident, Bature told newsmen: “You can see, they are wearing the same uniform. You will find it difficult to differentiate them from myself. They are not soldiers. Unfortunately, two of them were caught escorting a politician.
“One of them, Kelvin is not anywhere close to a military formation. We have a way of identifying fake soldiers.
“The exhibits recovered are unbelievable. I want to sensitize our people that if you are in the habit of recruiting fake soldiers, we will arrest you.”