The Sokoto State Police Command has arrested one Ibrahim Dangaladima who claimed to be an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
The command’s Public Relations’ Officer, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, who disclosed this at the state command in Sokoto on Wednesday, said that Dangaladima had been on police wanted list for many fraudulent and impersonation offences for the past four months.
“Luck ran out of him on Friday, Nov. 23, when he claimed to be an AIG of Police and Force Secretary who has an office in the Police Force Headquarters Abuja.
“He offered to provide nine slots – five Cadet ASPs, and four Cadet Inspectors to an unsuspecting business man.
“He requested for N482, 500 for each of the cadet ASPs slot and N222,000 for each of Cadet Inspectors slot.
“On interrogation, he confessed to have been in the business for about five years and have duped unspecified number of unsuspecting law-abiding citizens,” NAN quoted him as saying.
Nwawe also paraded another suspect – Surajo Muhammad, a native of Arkila area of the state, who specialized in car theft.
She said Surajo was arrested in the act after prolonged, intensive and painstaking intelligence gathering at the Shehu Mosque having succeeded in opening a Toyota Corolla car with his master keys capable of opening any car door.