From Precious Werner Ahiakwo, from Port Harcourt Rivers State
Information available to 247ureports.com indicates that the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School in Onne Rivers State has dismissed 55 trainees for certificate forgery and alteration.
Parading the expelled trainees at the Rivers State Police Head Quarters, Moscow road in Port Harcourt, the commandant of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School Onne, commodore Apochi Suleiman said the affected trainees attempted to joined the Nigerian Navy wrongly with fake, forged and altered secondary school results.
He said “the training commenced about three months ago and as part of the exercise carried out by the Navy headquarters in Abuja to verify trainees’ certificate, it was discovered that out of the 1,214 trainees who applied, 55 came in forged, fake, and altered secondary school certificates and results. That’s why i am handing them over to the Police for possible prosecution”,
Commodore Suleiman also made it clear to intending candidates who wants to join the Navy to desist from the of forging S.S.C.E certificates or results adding that the Nigerian Navy is set to flush them out and make them face the result of the crime. “this is a very very sound warning signal to those hanging around to join the Nigerian Navy: the Navy has all the mercenaries in place to siv out bad eggs” he warned.
Also arrested by the Nigeria Army and handed over to the Police was a fake Army lieutenant who has been parading himself as a second lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
The suspect who was identified as Francis Uche from Ebonyi State was dismissed from the Nigeria Army after he went on an illegal duty. “I was arrested by the military Police. I was court-martialed and later dismissed. I decided to continue as a soldier because there was nothing left to do” he said.
The Rivers State Police P.R.O Ben Ugwuegbulam said Francis Uche was arrested on September 22 at Oyigbo, (a suburb of Port Harcourt) Timber shade while parading himself as a second lieutenant and deceiving members of the public.
Ugwuegbulam added that all the suspects will be charged to court soon.