NAF arrests, hands over fake Flight Lieutenant to Police

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has apprehended one Mr Olusegun Abe, who was parading himself as Flight Lieutenant SA Abe, in Akure, Ondo State, on 2 June 2020.
The Acting Commander of NAF 209 Quick Response Group, Ipetu Ijesha, Osun State, Flight Leautenant Owoche Morphy said Abe, who was fully dressed in a Nigerian military woodland camouflage uniform, but wrongly wearing the rank of a Wing Commander in the place of that of a Flight Lieutenant, was on the verge of defrauding a family member of a late NAF pilot, by asking her to hand over the originals of some sensitive documents, which he intended to use in claiming the benefits of the late NAF officer.
Morphy said the family member, having suspected a fraudulent intent, contacted the acting Commander of the NAF 209 Quick Response Group (QRG), located in Ipetu ijesha, Osun State, who immediately dispatched a team of Intelligence and Air Police personnel to the area where the suspect was finally arrested about 1830 hours on the said date.
He said after preliminary interrogation, the suspect would be handed over to the Nigerian Police Headquarters in Akure for further investigations and prosecution.
The NAF reassured the general public that the Service was a professional and disciplined organization, focused on the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities.
Accordingly, the NAF would not condone any act capable of tarnishing its image, either by its personnel or any other individuals, he stated.
“We, therefore, implore the general public and families of deceased personnel to continually direct all enquiries on payment of death benefits to the Nigerian Military Pensions Board, headquartered in Abuja, and should desist from engaging intermediaries, who are mostly fraudulent and always scavenging for unsuspecting victims to defraud,” Morphy said.
He also encouraged the public to immediately report any attempt to defraud them of their loved one’s benefits to the Police or any military establishment closest to them.
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