Fake Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent ar­rested at Gwagwa

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

Aforty four yearold man has been ar­rested by the po­lice for al­legedly parad­ing him­self as a Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice in Gwagwa, a com­mu­nity in Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC) of the FCT.

The sus­pect, Has­san Bello, was ar­rested around 10pm on Tues­day, fol­low­ing a tipoff by one of his vic­tims whom he al­legedly col­lected the sum of N56,000 from.

City News gath­ered that the sus­pect had col­lected the said amount un­der the pre­text of as­sist­ing the vic­tim set­tle a case the vic­tim’s brother had with the Spe­cial Anti-Rob­bery Squad (SARS).

Our re­porter also learnt that the sus­pect, a na­tive of Niger State, had also col­lected the sum of N28,000 from one Abubakar Mo­hammed claim­ing to help him (Mo­hammed) re­cover his ve­hi­cle im­pounded by the of­fi­cials of the Fed­eral Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

A po­lice source said when the im­poster was ar­rested a thor­ough search was car­ried out in his house and var­i­ous sus­pi­cious items which he could not give sat­is­fac­tory ac­count of were dis­cov­ered.

The items found in his house, ac­cord­ing to the source, in­cluded fake po­lice iden­tity card with Po­lice Ser­vice Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee in­scrip­tion on it, a pair of trousers be­long­ing to the po­lice force; dif­fer­ent pass­port pho­to­graphs of ap­pli­cants who he promised to se­cure jobs for.

City News fur­ther gath­ered that the sus­pect, dur­ing po­lice in­ter­ro­ga­tion, con­fessed to be a dis­missed As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice in 2006, a claim the source said, was sub­ject to ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

When con­tacted, the Gwagwa Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer, Elechi Raphael Ikem, con­firmed the ar­rest, say­ing the case would soon be trans­ferred to the State Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID).

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