The State Police Command in Zamfara has apprehended a fraudster who allegedly defrauded a Senator representing West Senate Zone, Lawli Hassan Dan of N1.8m after impersonating a Commissioner of Police.
Briefing newsmen in Gusau, Vanguard reports that the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, said,
“One Ibrahim Mohammed of Moriki town in Zamfara State has been parading himself as CP Usman Nagogo in charge of Zamfara.”
According to the Police spokesman Shehu, the fake police commissioner had first successfully obtained by false pretence, the sum of N1.6m from the senator, an additional sum of N200,000 was transferred to him as Sallah gift to buy yam.
The fake CP had also called the lawmaker on phone and told him that he gave him three slots for cadet ASP and three slots for cadet inspector, demanding the senator to pay N2m for the slots.
Following the development, the senator directed his personal assistant to transfer N1.6m to the suspect.
The PPRO said,
“Based on the complaint from the affected senator, the police commenced investigation and they finally tracked the fake CP through his GSM and apprehended him in Gusau town.
“During interrogation, Ibrahim Mohammed confessed that he committed the offence.”
His Mercedes car valued at N1.4m was reportedly confiscated and kept at the state police command.