Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto State Police Command on TuesdayÂ paraded a suspected fraudster, Dauda Julde, who specialised in forging certificates and identity cards of tertiary institutions in the state.
Speaking with journalists in Sokoto Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muhammad Ibrahim, said the suspect was apprehended while in the process of printing fake certificates.
He disclosed that the command swung into action and arrested the suspect following series of complaints of circulation of forged certificates by some tertiary institutions in the state.
â€œWe received complaints from higher institutions due to the circulation of forged certificates and identity cards in the state.
â€œSo, our men decided to take the bull by the horns in order to tackle the ugly trend by arresting the fraudster who specialised in printing such forged certificates,â€ he said.
Ibrahim stated that the suspect had been engaged in the fraudulent activities for the past two years.
The PPRO pointed out that the suspect collects a minimum of N5,000 from his customers before forging the certificates.
He stated that the command recovered some gadgets used by the fraudster in printing the fake certificates.
Ibrahim further said the command also paraded three persons who were recently arrested by the vigilante group for printing fake currency notes in the Nakasarin-Hardo area of the Sokoto metropolis.
According to him, the suspects include Mohammed Umar, Inusa Umar and Saidu Abba of Nakasarin Hardo area of the state.
The PPRO stated that the command recovered dangerous weapons, amulet and various denominations of fake naira notes from the suspects.
Ibrahim added that the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation.