Kaduna police arrest 2 for impersonation, recover fake ID cards, uniforms
Two suspected police impersonators are in the Kaduna State Police Command’s net for robbery, illegal arrest and extortion.
Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of the Command, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement on Thursday, October 7, said three sets of police uniforms used by the suspects to perpetuate various crimes were recovered.
“On the 5th October 2021 the Command received information that one Superintendent of Police was seen around Mamadi Layout Rigachikun Kaduna, making an illegal arrest and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public,” he stated.
“On receipt of the information, officers were immediately mobilised to the area and succeeded in arresting one fake police officer who was parading himself as SP Usman Magaji and criminally dispossessing innocent persons of their legitimate earnings.
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“Upon investigation, two sets of neon blue police uniforms were found in his possession. The suspect has since confessed to the crime and will be charged to court on completion of investigation. The command is therefore calling on the public to report any of such persons to the nearest police formation.”
Similarly, the command had on 5th October 2021, after thorough investigations, bust a gang of armed robbers, arresting one suspect, Pius Philips ‘M’ and recovered a complete police uniform bearing the name, Pius Philips, with an inspectorate cadre’s rank.
Jalige added that after investigation, the suspect confessed to have been using the uniform to extort money from residents of the area.
“The suspects will be charged to court after completion of investigation,” he added.