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Suspect confesses to stealing dead policeman’s ID card in Sokoto

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A notorious fraudster who had been allegedly extorting money from the unsuspecting persons with a police identity card has finally been arrested by the police.

The suspect, Mahmuda Hamza, while being paraded over the weekend in the police headquarters in Sokoto State confessed he had been extorting money from people with a police identity card.

He explained that he took the identity card from a deceased policeman and attached his passport photograph to it.

“I am a fraudster and I know I have committed an offense but I am pleading, I will not go into crime again if I am pardoned. I am not an armed robber, but a fraudster.

” I have two wives and seven children and I feed them all from the money I make through this fraud,” he added.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Cordelia Nwawe parading the suspect with some area boys, maintained that the Commissioner of Police in the state had declared war against area boys and other miscreants.

The PPRO, therefore advised parents to caution their wards to be law abiding.

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