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Impostor CP arrested in Zamfara

An impostor Commissioner of Police has been apprehended by the Zamfara State Police Command

Police Public Relations Officer of the Command SP Shehu Muhammad who paraded the suspect before journalists in Gusau the state capital said the suspect had defrauded a serving senator over One Million Six hundred thousand Naira

The PPRO explained that, the suspect Ibrahim Mohammed Maigandi Male of Moriki emirate of Zurmi local Government area of the state was intercepted by the Detectives in Gusau following a complaint received from the serving senator Representing Zamfara West, Senator Lawal Hassan Dan-Iya

According to SP Shehu, the suspect presented himself to the senator as the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command CP Usman Nagogo via SMS and requested Rams for Sallah which the senator through his personal assistance transferred the sum of N200, 000 to the fake CP’s account

Subsequently, the impostor called the senator again informing him that, he was allocated with Nine slots of Cadet ASPs and Seven slots of cadet Inspectors and demanded the senator to pay the sum of two million Naira for the slots, and the serving senator directed his P.A to transfer N1.6 million to the fake commissioner of police

The image maker of the Zamfara police command said, a Mercedes Benz vehicle red in colour without registration number and particulars valued One million four hundred thousand was recovered from the suspect noting that, the vehicle is also suspected to be a stolen one

SP Shehu  Who  addressed Journalists on behalf of the state CP Usman Nagogo thanked the inspector General of police Muhammad Adamu for the continued encouragement and logistical support to officers and men of the command which assisted in the discharge of their duties diligently

On his part, the suspect, Ibrahim Mohammed Mai-gandi who confessed to have committed the impersonation, regretted his actions as last option for the upkeep of his family, as one of his two wives is suffering from Brest cancer and receiving treatment in Abuja

The impostor Ibrahim Mohammed has a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration but refused to disclose his place of work.

The state police command said investigation was in progress with a view to arresting other members of his syndicate and charge them to court for prosecution

However, the command urged the general public to continue to cooperate with the police and other security agencies in their effort to wipe out criminals in the society

Abdulrazak Kaura

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