Abia State Commissioner of Police Anthony Ogbizi says the police Command has impounded a large quantity of military uniforms, allegedly imported from China.
The military uniforms, which were illegally brought into the country, were stocked at a warehouse in Aba, the commercial hub of the state.
Ogbizi said that the owner of the warehouse, one Michael Onuoha, was arrested for alleged conspiracy, aiding and abetting the unlawful procurement, importation and possession of the uniforms, which were mainly camouflage.
He alleged that the Managing Director of Messrs U.U. Iruoha, one Uche Iruoha, popularly called Urchman, shipped the uniforms in a container to Apapa Port, Lagos, from where they were transported to Aba in March.
The police commissioner said that Onuoha was arrested on August 16 but that Iruoha was still in China.
Brig.-Gen. Abubakar Ibrahim, the Commander, 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia, who accompanied the police boss at the briefing, said that the army was worried by the development.
Ibrahim said that it was disturbing that unscrupulous persons wear military uniforms and camouflage to commit crimes.
He said that the organisation was collaborating with the police and other security agencies to check the phenomenon and ensure that perpetrators were arrested and brought to book.