The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested a suspect, Terhemba Tsuum (39) for impersonating the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and defrauding unsuspecting public of N38 million.
Parading the suspect, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), FCT Command, Anjuguri Manzah said that the police traced the suspect to Benue State, where he was arrested and brought back to the FCT to face the law.
Manzah also seized the opportunity to advise FCT residents, and indeed all Nigerians to always be vigilant and more conscious of people they go into business with.
“Always verify, even if it means going to the office to check. Do a proper check before parting with your money, because money is not easy to come by. Ensure you are dealing with the right persons, especially when it comes to the issues of land,” he added.
In a chat with newsmen, the suspect confessed to committing the crime and regretted that he was unaware of the gravity of the offence, even as he also disclosed that he has since refunded almost all the monies to his victims.
On how he was able to convince the people to part with their money, the suspect disclosed that as an agent, his job was to connect those who have land to sell with buyers and get five per cent.
According to him, “I meet people and tell them that I have someone that will help them to get land, so those interested would give me their acknowledgement papers, while some will give me money to get them the acknowledgements from Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS).”
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: [email protected]
ENTERTAINMENT2 hours ago
Ras Kimono’s Wife, Efemena, Dies 3 Months After Husband’s Death
POLITICS7 hours ago
Osun: INEC Has Shown It’s Readiness For 2019 – Election Observer
FEATURES10 hours ago
When Presidential Aspirants Nurse Fall Back Plans
NEWS11 hours ago
APC, PDP Clear Governorship Aspirants
NEWS2 hours ago
Osun Poll: Alteration Of Result Will Lead To Anarchy – Atiku
COVER STORIES11 hours ago
Osun Guber: APC, PDP In Too Close To Call Race
OPINION9 hours ago
When Loyalty Turns Sour
FEATURES22 hours ago
Nasarawa Guber: I’m The Man To Beat – Hon Wadada