Naijauto has just gotten a shocking report of two suspects recently arrested for duping Hajj pilgrims of ₦37million by impersonating Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir – the governor of Bauchi state and his PA.
Faces of the two lead suspects that impersonated governor of Bauchi state to dupe people of over ₦37million
Bauchi police identified these two daring suspects to be Sukni Zakka and Iliyasu Ibrahim while it also claims to have arrested 47 others with their respective names yet to be released.
The Bauchi State police commissioner, Habu Sani revealed that these two suspects were paraded together with their accomplices on several allegations of crimes like cable theft, car theft, banditry, kidnapping, impersonation and many more.
The police commissioner also revealed that these two suspects duped some innocent people of over ₦37million under the guise of helping them secure slots for the 2019 Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. He narrated that;
“One of the suspects, Sukni Zakka, acted as the personal assistant (PA) to the governor while the other, Iliyasu Ibrahim alias Du, acted as the governor during a phone conversation.
“The impostor PA usually lures his unsuspecting victims and defrauds them by putting a call to the impostor governor who in return answers the call and assures them of Hajj slots.”
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Mr. Habu Sani, furthermore, gave a record of all the things the police have so far recovered during the parade operation of arresting these suspects as follows;
- Four units of AK47 assault rifles
- One pistol gun
- A locally-made (sub-machine) gun
- 17 assorted firearms together with 65 live ammunition
- Six pellets, five cartridges, and 42 machetes
- One (Keke NAPEP) tricycle, 8 motorcycles, and 4 cars
- Aluminium conductors of about 9,000meters with a worth of ₦3.5million
- 45,000-litres of various Petroleum products
- 26 international passports, Counterfeit US Dollar notes worth $15,200 and Counterfeit Naira notes
- Huge quantities of suspected Indian Hemp, 21 sheep, 208 cows, and assorted charms
- 38 mobile phones and 2 laptops
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When the Bauchi police commissioner was asked to give a message to the general public as regards these notorious crimes and the people’s security in the state, he said;
“The command wishes to assure the general public that it will not relent in performing its statutory responsibility of protection of lives and property of all citizens, as it appeals for more useful information that will lead to achieving its onerous task in the maintenance of peace in Bauchi State.”
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