Laleye Dipo in Minna
A middle aged man who has been parading himself as the ‘brother’ of the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, has been arrested in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The man whose real name was given as Baba Muhammed, was arrested at the Sauka- Kahuta area of the state capital after duping an unsuspecting member of the public.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the arrest of the fake IG brother, said the suspect duped Alhaji Abubakar Dogonyaro of Tunga low cost area of the sum of N380,000.
According to Elkana in a statement made available to journalists, Baba Muhammed had told his victim that his brother, the IG, wanted to give out a N250million contract and that if he could part with N380,000, he would help facilitate his company to get the contract.
The victim, the police alleged, paid the money but when he could neither get the contract nor refund of his money, the case was reported to the police.
Elkana said investigation into the incident had commenced while the suspect would be charged to court soon. He advised members of the public to be wary of fraudsters who would go to any length to make money.