According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, Mrs. Ngozi Ojeh, the wife of Ebenezer Ojeh, the police officer arrested for alleged possession of illegal weapons in Borno State, has dismissed claims that her husband is a fake policeman.
It had been reported last week that troops of the Nigerian Army’s operation Hadin Kai arrested a supposedly fake policeman who was in possession of illegal ammunition.
A military source had alleged that Ojeh was intercepted at a checkpoint by troops from the 154 Task Force battalion, Ngamdu, along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway on Sunday.
An army officer, DY Chiwar, who is the commander of the battalion, was said to have ordered Ojeh’s arrest, after noticing suspicious movements.
When interrogated by the troops, the suspect was said to have claimed to be a member of the police special weapons tactical team (SWAT) from the mobile police force, 19 unit, Rivers State.
Speaking with SaharaReporters, the wife, Ngozi, corroborated Ebenezer’s account stating that her husband was truly an officer in Rivers State but had been deployed on special duties to Borno State since January 2021.
According to her, the officer was returning to his family in Edo after several months when he was ‘nabbed’ by the soldiers who suspected him to be a fake officer.