Two suspected police impersonators arrested for robbery and extortion in Kaduna

Two alleged police impersonators have been detained for robbery, illegal arrest, and extortion by the Kaduna State Police Command.

Three sets of police uniform were retrieved from the suspects, according to the command’s spokesperson, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement released on Thursday, October 7.

“On the 5th of October, 2021, the Command received information that one Superintendent of Police is observed making illegal arrests and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public around Mamadi Layout Rigachikun Kaduna,” he said.

“On receipt of the information, Officers were immediately mobilized to the area and succeeded in arresting one fake Police Officer who is parading himself as SP Usman Magaji and criminally dispossessing innocent persons of their legitimate earnings

“Upon investigation, two sets of neon blue Police uniform were found in his possession. The suspect has since confessed to the crime and will be charged to court on completion of investigation. The Command is therefore calling on the public to report any of such persons to the nearest Police formation.”

In a similar development, the Command had on 5th October, 2021 while investigating a case of armed robbery arrested one Pius Philips ‘M’ and recovered a complete police uniform bearing the name Pius Philips with an Inspectorate cadre’s rank.

Jalige said during the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to have been using the uniform for some nefarious activities.

The suspect will be charged to court after completion of investigation, he added.

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