The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a fraudster who allegedly impersonated a commissioner of police and defrauded a Nigerian senator.
Speaking with journalists in Gusau, the police spokesman, 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 Shehu, the suspect defrauded a senator representing Zamfara West Senatorial Zone, Lawali Hassan Dan, of N1.8 million and succeeded in making the senator transfer N1.6 million into his account.
Another N200,000 was given to the suspect by the senator as Sallah gift to buy a ram.
The fake CP had also called the lawmaker on the phone, promising to give him three slots for cadet ASP and three slots for cadet inspector and demanded N2 million for the slots.
Following the development, the senator directed his personal assistant to transfer N1.6 million to the suspect.
“Based on the complaint from the affected senator, the police commenced an 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,” said Shehu.
His Mercedes car valued at N1.4 million was reportedly confiscated and kept at the state police command.