Fake Police Superintendent arrested at Gwagwa
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).