Phony Police Commissioner Dupes Senator N1.6m

The Zamfara State Police Command on Wednesday said it has captured a suspect marching himself as Mr Usman Nagogo, the State Commissioner of Police. 

The Command's Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said that the suspect was captured in the wake of hoodwinking Sen. Lawali Dan'iya of Zamfara West Senatorial District of N1.6 million. 

Shehu said the direction got a report on the issue by the Senator on Sept. 1 that he got a SMS from obscure individual professing to be Nagogo. 

"After arrangement of instant messages with the suspect, the Senator chose to call the number just for the individual to reintroduce himself as CP Nagogo and requested for Sallah blessing from him. 

"The Senator guided his Personal Assistant to call the individual, gather his record subtleties and credit the entirety of 200,000 to his record as Sallah blessing. 

"From there on, a similar individual called the Senator again and revealed to him that he had been given nine openings for cadet Police ASPs and seven spaces of Cadet Inspectors and requested the Senator to pay the entirety of N2 million for the spaces," he said. 

As indicated by the PPRO, the Senator at that point guided his Personal Assistant to move the total of N1.6 million to the "Magistrate of Police." 

The PPRO said the order has just initiated examination on the issue. 

"The suspect was followed and secured through his GSM number by criminologists in Gusau and during the cross examination the suspect admitted to every one of the charges. 

The Command, he said had recuperated a Mercedes Benz vehicle without enrollment number and points of interest, suspected to be taken, from the suspect. 

"Examination is in advancement with the end goal of capturing different individuals from the syndicate to confront indictment," he said. 

Shehu spoke to inhabitants of the state to help police with pertinent data from their particular networks.

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