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Police in Kano nab imposter of Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa


The police in Kano State have nabbed 30-year-old Gambo Yakubu of Brigade Quarters, Kano, for impersonating Super Eagles Captain Ahmad Musa.

A statement issued by Police Public Relation Officer, Kano Police Command, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, on Tuesday, said Gambo the suspect forged documents bearing the name of Ahmad Musa and defrauds innocent members of the public.

According to the statement, on 25 March 2020 around 11.30 pm, a complaint was received from one Musa Muhammad of Hotoro Quarters Kano, Manager of Ahmad Musa Sports Centre Kano, that one Gambo Yakubu of Brigade Quarters Kano, a former worker at the said Sports Centre, was presenting himself as Ahmad Musa and duping people under the guise.

“On receipt of this complaint, the Commissioner of Police Kano State Command CP Habu Sani, psc raised and directed a team of detectives led by CSP Abdulkarim Abdullahi to arrest the culprit,’’ said the statement.

’On the 20 December 2020, the suspect was arrested and freely confessed to having defrauded more than fifteen innocent citizens by collecting money from them pretending to be Ahmad Musa, selling forms at Five Thousand Naira each to youths who want to play football abroad. He collected over Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N700,000:00) and spent the money in Hotels on his girlfriends in the Sabon Gari area of Kano.’’

Haruna said the suspect is being investigated for alleged “impersonation, character defamation and fraud,” after which he will be charged to court.

Delighted with news of the arrest of his impersonator, Ahmad Musa the Super Eagles Captain, visited the state Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, to appreciate his efforts in crime-fighting.

Musa, who scored twice against Argentina in the last FIFA World Cup, said he was also at the police command to have a look at the suspect, who incidentally is his lookalike.

The soccer star pledged to give all necessary support for Community Policing in the state.

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