A man identified as Ibrahim Mohammed Maigandi has been arrested after duping a Senator representing Zamfara West, Lawali Hassan Dan Iya, of N1.8 million while impersonating the state police commissioner, Usman Nagogo.
The suspecting senator had called the police to inform them that a man claiming to be Nagogo had demanded a sallah gift from him. This had prompted the police into action.
When the suspect called, the Senator directed his personal assistant to collect the suspect’s account number and transfer N200,000 to him.
Thereafter, Maigandi called again and told him that he had given him 9 slots for Cadet ASP’s and Cadet Inspectors and asked the senator to pay N2 million for all the slots.
The senator again directed his PA to pay N1.6 million into the suspects account number.