A 27-year-old man, identified as Kamilu Bappa, has been nabbed by the police in Jigawa for allegedly parading himself as personnel of the Department of State Security (DSS).
The development was conveyed to the press by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Lawan Shi’isu, said this in a statement in Dutse on Wednesday.
According to the spokesperson, the suspect was apprehended in Dutse, the state capital on Saturday.
Narrating how the suspect was caught, the police image maker in the state said, “On Sept. 16, at about 11 a.m., Haruna Abdullahi and one other, both of Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse, reported at Dutse police station that one Kamilu Bappa of Garko in Kano State deceitfully introduced himself to them as a personnel of the DSS.
“The duo said that the said Bappa collected the sum of N305,000 from them with the pretence of getting them DSS and NDLEA jobs, respectively.
“So on receipt of the report, detectives attached to Dutse Division swung into action and arrested the suspect in possession of a DSS uniform trouser.”
The PPRO added that the suspect will be arraigned before the court of law to face the full weight of the law after a discreet investigation at state SCID Dutse.
Speaking further, the spokesman said that the police also arrested a 26-year-old man for alleged armed robbery in the Gwaram Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
He said the suspect, a resident of Unguwar Malam area of the LGA, was initially nabbed by a group of hunters in Dingaya village with a sheep strongly suspected to be stolen.
The PPRO added that one locally-made pistol was recovered when a search was conducted at the suspect’s house.
His words, “When interrogated, the suspect alleged to have bought the pistol for N30,000 from one Usman of Nasarawa Egon LGA in Nasarawa State.
“The suspect further revealed that he and Usman belong to a syndicate that specialised in armed robbery, motorcycle snatching and other atrocities in Nasarawa State.”