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Published On: Mon, Jul 28th, 2014

Fake police officer nabbed over fraud in Gombe

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From David Hassan, Gombe

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he Gombe state Police Command has said they have arrested a suspected criminal who paraded himself as a police officer in Gombe metropolis.

According to  the Police Public Relations  Officer, DSP Fwaji Atajiri who confirmed the arrest to our correspondent in a telephone interview yesterday, in Gombe,  said the suspected criminal was arrested while collecting money from bakeries, noting that the suspect was moving from one bakery factory  to the other to deceive people.

The PPRO, who gave the name of the suspect  as Garba Adamu said the suspect  collected the sum of N30,000 from a man who own a   bakery

factory in Gombe metropolis   who  was  earlier deceived  by the suspect   that government had registered his  product  with NAFDAC to enable him  operate his  factory     without hindrance.

Speaking further, the police spokesman said after  collecting the money from the bakery for the first time, the suspect went for the econd time to demand more  before he  run out of luck when the bakery reported the matter to the police at the station  which led to his arrest.

The PPRO  warned residents to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement to the police and called on them to always identify people in their area  who claim to be  policemen in order to avoid fraudulent.

In another development, the police also said one Ibrahim Isa 38,  was arrested for raping a six year old child, noting that the arrest was made at Yalmatu Deba local government area of Gombe state  when the suspect lure  the child to unidentified area  and rape her several times living her with injuries.  The police spokesman  therefore warned parents to avoid their children from moving to unidentified areas, adding that they should always avoid entering neighbouring houses without  the knowledge of their parents.

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