The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a fraudster who
allegedly impersonated a commissioner of police and defrauded a
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
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.