Zamfara state police arrested a man identified as Ibrahim Mohammed Maigandi, after impersonating state police commissioner Usman Nagogo and deceiving Senator Representative Zamfara West, Lawali Hassan Dan Iya, of 1.8 million N.
Challenging the suspect at the command headquarters in Gusau, a police spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu said the suspect, who comes from Moriki in the Zurmi local government zone, was arrested after receiving a report from the deceived senator that a man who claims to be CP Usman Nagogo called him and asked for a gift from Sallah.
He said that when the suspect called, Senator Dan Iya ordered his personal assistant to collect the suspect’s account number and transfer him N200,000.
“Thereafter , the suspect called the senator again and told him that he had given him nine slots for Cadet ASP’s and Cadet Inspectors and asked the senator to pay N2 million for the all the slots. The senator again directed his PA to pay N1.6 million into the suspects account number,” Shehu said.
Shehu said the suspect was tracked and apprehended by police detectives in Gusau and a Mercedes car and N1.4 million was found on him, and investigation has begun to arrest other members of the syndicate.
Meanwhile, the suspect had confessed to his crime saying that he knew what he did was bad. He said he is a polytechnic graduate with two wives and eight children.
“I did it to foot the medical bill for my sick wife who is battling cancer.”