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Fake Kaduna Government representative arrested for fraud in Edo

The suspect defrauded people while claiming to be representing the Kaduna State Government.

The suspect will soon be handed over to the police team from Abuja (image used for illustration) [Guardian]

The arrest of the suspect was disclosed by the command's Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Chidi Nwabuzor, in Benin on Monday.

Nwabuzor said the suspect had been defrauding unsuspecting public members claiming to be representing the Kaduna State Government.

The spokesperson said the suspect was, however, arrested by operatives of the Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the command while acting on a petition from the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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According to him, the suspect was geolocated to the jurisdiction of the police command in Edo and picked up by operatives along Ubiaja-Uromi Road using technical intelligence.

The suspect, Nwabuzor said, had confessed to using the profile of the Kaduna State Government to defraud people.

"Meanwhile, officers attached to the Force Headquarters have been contacted and are leading an investigative team from Kaduna to Edo. The suspect will soon be handed over to the team from Abuja," he said.

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