Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy
Home | News |

I am not a thief, I only wear Army uniform to evade paying transport fare - Mother of 3 confesses




- Grace Ayeni, one of 13 people paraded by the Army on Thursday, May 17, has revealed why she wore Army uniform

- She said that she used to wear Army uniform to avoid paying transport fare

- It was gathered that some of the impostors were discovered to be dismissed soldiers who claimed to be wearing the uniforms to avoid paying transport fare

A mother of three, Grace Ayeni, who is one of the 13 people paraded on Thursday, May 17, for masquerading as military personnel within Lagos and Ogun states by the Operation Checkmate Team of the 81 Division of Nigerian Army said she does so to avoid paying transport fare.

Vanguard reports that Ayeni said: “I was caught with an Army cap. I wear it to work to avoid paying transport fare because I earn N20,000 monthly but the agent collects N5,000, thereby leaving me with only N15,000 and I have children. I did not steal with uniform.”

READ ALSO: Actress Aisha Abimbola aka Omoge Campus finally laid to rest amid tears in Toronto (photos)

NAIJ.com gathered that some of the impostors were discovered to be dismissed soldiers who claimed to be wearing the uniforms to avoid paying transport fare also.

Others who never had anything to do with the military said they used the uniforms to escort tokunbo cars, for a fee of N5,000.

One of the impostors, Tanko Satumari, alleged to have been arrested while driving a Hilux van with siren, said: “I am a dismissed soldier. I was dismissed because I left work for more than the mandated time, when we were still fighting the war against Boko Haram.

"The Army uniform I wore is mine. I know it was wrong for me to still wear it after I have been dismissed.”

Also paraded by the General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Major-General Enobong Udoh, were suspected members of the Eiye confraternity alleged to have launched an attack on their rivals at the just concluded Magbo festival in Ikorodu area of the state.

Udoh said that, “On arrival, troops met a chaotic scene where seven vehicles were vandalised, property destroyed and some law-abiding citizens injured. On intervention by the troops, seven suspected cultists most of whom were of the Eiye Confraternity were arrested.

“Items recovered from them include seven mobile phones, three ATM cards, one identity card, eight belts, one wallet, four rings, three wrist watches, black substance suspected to be charms and N13,080.

PAY ATTENTION: Read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Nigerian Army arrested some alleged pipeline vandals engaging in illegal bunkering around Magboro area on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway saying the success was recorded through information on their activities by some Nigerians.

TY Danjuma, Nigerian army and the herdsmen crisis | - on Naij.com TV

[embedded content]

Subscribe to watch new videos

Source: Naija.ng

Tags

No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of nigerianewsgrio.com. nigerianewsgrio.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
Loading...




Related Articles

Who am I to speak after the Jagaban has spoken – Ambode, on Jim Ovia book launch

Inspite of the rumored political feud between Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and APC leader, Bola Tinubu, the duo ran into each other today at the

New born baby rescued after her mother abandoned by her mother in a toilet after delivery

A new born baby was rescued after being abandoned by her mother at a market in Delta state. The young mother identified as Edesiri reportedly gave

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

We Must Marry - (Video)

This video is pretty hilarious. Watch and laugh, then leave a review below.

Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0 - (Video)

Watch the football match between Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0, shows  Extended Highlights from the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers on 7 October 2017

The Marriage Test Bucket - (Video)

Watch this hilarious spoof:  The Marriage Scanning Bucket.  Please leave a review below.

Amazing! This Pastor Claims to Heal by Kissing His Flocks - Video

Wonders shall never end.  This is a new one.... Ghanaian pastor based in South Africa claims to heal folks through kisses.  Yes, full blown tongue in




Most Read News

View all posts

Oil price nears $80, Nigeria’s output rises

’Femi Asu International oil benchmark, Brent crude, extended its gains on Wednesday, trading near a two-month high as shrinking oil inventories pointed to an increasingly tight

INEC: Hukumar zabe zata haramta amfani da waya wurin zabe

Hukumar zabe mai zaman kanta a Najeriya (INEC) ta haramta zuwa wurin kada kuri'a da wayar salula.Shugaban hukumar Farfesa Yakubu Mahmood ya sanar da haka

Medical experts seek safe spaces for Nigerian girl- child

By Esther Onyegbula Worried about the vulnerability of the girl-child in urban slums of Nigeria, medical experts have called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning

Neymar smart to protect himself from injury – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defended Neymar’s play-acting at the World Cup and believes it will be impossible to completely snuff out the Brazilian’s threat when

If Nigerians give Buhari a second term, they will enjoy 24 hours power supply – Rotimi Amaechi transport minister

The Minister of Transportation and Director general of the Buhari campaign organization, Rotimi Amaechi said Nigerians will enjoy 24 hours power supply if President Buhari

Top Nigerian music producer opens up on mental health status, says he has never considered killing himself

Many Nigerian entertainers have, in recent times, confessed that they had battled depression at different times.Music producer and singer, Samklef, in an interview with The

Most Watched Movies

cron