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In Borno NSCDC nabs dismissed police corporal for extortion

He said that the 27-year-old former policeman, who gave his name as Hussaini Musa, was dismissed from the Kano State Police Command.

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The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday arrested a dismissed police corporal for allegedly extorting money from members of the public.

The Commandant of the corps, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday.

Abdullahi said that the suspect was arrested at the post office area in Maiduguri, following intelligence reports.

He said that the 27-year-old former policeman, who gave his name as Hussaini Musa, was dismissed from the Kano State Police Command.

"The suspect is not holding any identification card so he uses some of his pictures to deceive people that he is an officer.

"He came to Borno State on a visit to his grandparents and decided to open his own police custody.

``He has had defrauded many people but the most recent extortion was N20, 000 extortion from one of his victims in Bulumkutu area.

"He was handling a case of land dispute and had already collected N30, 000 and was expecting the balance of N20, 000 when our men apprehended him.

"The suspect was said to have confessed that he had collected money from many people.''

The commandant said that investigation on the matter would be conducted thoroughly, urging the public to be vigilant and to report crimes to law enforcement agencies.

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