FIdelis Soriwei, Abuja
The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army has said that the lady identified as Juliana Gumel who was arrested in Abuja on Friday operated an unregistered clinic at the Dutse area of Abuja.
A statement signed on behalf of the Guards Brigade by Major Abdulahi Abba stated that the 42-year old woman had been operating the illegal facility identified as El-Sone Clinic and Maternity located at Buki Village, Dutse, off the Bwari Expressway, Abuja since 2014.
Abba said that the fake major lived in a makeshift apartment as a doctor in the area.
He said that troops recovered a pair of Nigerian Army Woodland Camouflage with a Nigerian Army rank of major, a pair of combat boots, a jungle hat, a fake, outdated Nigerian Army identity card and a fake current Nigerian Army identity card.
Other items recovered from the woman included a camouflage T-Shirt, a pair or camouflage trousers, a pair of handcuffs, a pepper spray and passport photographs and pictures of her in military uniform.
He said that the mother of one, who hailed from Kaduna State, produced the Nigerian Army identity card at a business centre where she claimed to be a major.
He said that the house and the clinic of the impostor had been sealed off by the military as a crime scene, adding that the case would be handed over to the police at the end of the ongoing investigation.
Abba dismissed the claim that the woman was arrested along the Abuja Keffi Road with children strapped with bombs.
He gave her real name as JUMMAI ANN (surname withheld.)