Fake mobile police officer arrested in Jigawa State

A man named Usman Khalil, who is 25 years old, has been apprehended in Jigawa State on allegations of posing as a mobile police officer. The Jigawa State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the arrest in a statement released on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. According to the statement, the suspect had been pretending to be a mobile police officer attached to the 35PMF Dutse and using his position to intimidate people.

Prior to his arrest, it was reported that the suspect visited a shop owned by Aliyu Bako in the mechanic village while wearing a police uniform and carrying a gun. He requested to purchase some food items on credit, assuring the shop owner that he would pay once his salary was deposited into his bank account. However, the imposter failed to fulfill his promise, and the victim reported the incident to the police.

The arrest of the fake police officer took place on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at approximately 4:40 PM. DSP Shiisu stated that the suspect, along with the evidence collected, was subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Jigawa for a discreet investigation. The authorities intend to thoroughly examine the case and gather all relevant information.

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