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Impersonator Fake soldier who extort money from road users arrested in Kaduna

A man who has been parading himself as a military officer and extorting money from residents has been arrested by the police.

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The fake solider, Abdul Muhammed play

The fake solider, Abdul Muhammed

(Daily Trust)

A 32-year-old man, Abdul Mohammed, has been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command, for allegedly parading himself as an army officer and has been extorting money from residents for years.

Mohammed was arrested by a surveillance patrol team along Zango road in Tudun Nupawa area of the state after residents tipped off the police on his activities. He was said to be fully dressed in military camouflage while extort money from residents.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Zubairu Abubakar, said:

"The suspect was spotted on 11th April, 2016, at about 10.30pm in full military camouflage, with a bullet proof jacket and tried to conceal himself in suspicious manner on sighting policemen.

When the policemen asked him, he could not satisfactory account for himself. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is from Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna, and that he is not a genuine soldier but wears the military uniform to aid him in committing crime."

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