The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has apprehended a man, Olusegun Abe, for impersonating as Flight Lieutenant SA Abe.
The 34-year-old suspect almost defrauded a family member of a late NAF pilot, Flight Lieutenant Ohai Idonije, who was recently killed by Bokoharam insurgents.
The impostor, who fully dressed in a Nigerian military woodland camouflage uniform, had earlier approached a sister to the deceased, Mrs Tola Gbadamosi, under the guise of being her late brother’s senior colleague at the NAF, and promised to assist the family in claiming the benefits of the deceased.
Mrs Gbadamosi who is a crime reporter with The Hope said, ‘Sometimes late last month, the suspect came to my office to drop his contact number and left instruction that I should call him, claiming to be my late brother’s colleague”.
The suspect after being nabbed, said, ”I don’t know what came over me. And my pastor had told me he saw handcuffs in my hands, but I did not listen”, he lamented.