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Police arrest suspect for impersonation, fraud in Nasarawa

From Esther Akaa, Lafia 

Police operatives in Nasarawa State have arrested a suspect, Abdulkadir Ibrahim for impersonating and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public to the tune of N9,000,000.

A statement issued on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, DSP Ramhan Nansel said the 27-years-old imposter, who hails from Azara, Awe Local Government Area of the state has been impersonating Barr Mamman Alakayi, the commissioner representing Nasarawa state at the Federal Character Commission, in the guise of offering them employment.

“The suspect has been posing on one of the social media platforms as Barr. Mamman Toro Alakayi fraudulently obtained money from members of the public under the guise of giving them employment at Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Correctional service, Independent National Electoral Commission and Federal Inland Revenue Service.

“Consequently, a search warrant was executed at his residence where two appointment letters from the National Taskforce (NATFORCE) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were recovered; also, six (6) documentation forms from the Nigerian Immigration Service all bearing different names were subsequently recovered from the suspect as exhibit and has confessed to the commission of the crime,” Nansel said.

He said that investigation was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia upon conclusion, the suspect will be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution.

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