Police arrest 70-year-old impersonating as presidential adviser
The police said Sule, who specialised in defrauding influential people, was arrested at a house in the Maitama area of Abuja where he claimed to have met a former governor.
A statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Manzah Anjuguri, on Monday said police detectives arrested Sule after a tip-off last Sunday.
Items recovered from the suspect included a fake identity card, bearing Col. Adamu Sule, Senior Special Adviser to the President and five business cards.
The statement read, â€œUpon his arrest, the suspect confessed to the police that the claim that he served in the Army and that he is the Senior Special Adviser to the President were false.
â€œHe also confessed that he only hides under that guise to solicit juicy contracts or financial favour from his high profile victims.â€
Anjuguri stated that the suspect had been transferred to the commandâ€™s Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation.
The police also arrested a member of a notorious syndicate that allegedly specialised in producing and circulating fake N1,000 notes to unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspect was arrested around Royal Park in Wuse 2, Abuja, where he had gone to buy N200 recharge with a fake N1,000 note.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, urged members of the public to be vigilant and to always provide the police with timely information about criminals and their nefarious activities.
He called on FCT residents to take advantage of the commandâ€™s emergency helplines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
Meanwhile, the police have restated the ban on fireworks and firecrackers in the country.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, in a statement, cautioned Nigerians to desist from using fireworks, noting that the ban on it was still in force.
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