Police in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has arrested a retired army Colonel for impersonating one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides.
Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, said in a statement made available to Nigerian Pilot that Colonel Adamu Sule, rtd, who claimed to be the special adviser to the president on defence matters, was apprehended on October 18 at 2120hrs by police operatives attached to Maitama Division.
The police spokesman said the suspect who specialised in defrauding influential people in the public and private sector was arrested at a house in Maitama area where he claimed to have gone to meet up with an earlier appointment with a former state governor.
Exhibits found on him include one fake identify card bearing Col. Adamu Sule, Senior Special Adviser to the President and five complimentary cards bearing Col. Adamu Sule retired.
The statement said upon his arrest, the suspect confessed that the claim that he served in the army and that he is the senior special adviser to the president were all falsified.
He confessed that he only hides under that guise to solicit for juicy contracts or financial favour from his high profile victims. He has been transferred to the Command Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation.
ASP Manzah also said they arrested a member of a notorious syndicate that specialised in producing and circulating fake N1,000 notes to unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspect was arrested around Royal Park in Wuse 2 where he had gone to buy N200 recharge with the fake N1,000 note.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Wilson Inalegwu, enjoined members of the public to be vigilant and always provide the police with timely information about criminals and their nefarious activities.
He also enjoined residents to take advantage of the FCT Police Command 24/7 emergency helplines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, 08028940883.

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