Ex-corps Member Impersonates FCT Minister, Defrauds Contractors

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Abuja – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded  an ex-corps member for impersonating the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello, and  for defrauding members the public the sum of N52m.

The FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma, while  parading Mohammed Bello Kolo, 27, (suspect) said he was arrested following a complaint received on October 28, by police operatives attached to Intelligence Bureau the FCT Command.

The suspect stated that he got access classified information while he was serving at the Federal Capital Territory Administration during his National Youth Corps (NYSC).

According the Commissioner Police, exhibits recovered from the suspect included 206 Peugeot with registration number ABJ 856 SU, one tricycle with registration number KEF 807 WT, one 55 and 46 inches Samsung plasma television, a dining set,1,000 watts Fireman generator set, a washing machine, and Hisense deep freezer, which he said were bought from the money he received.

“Efforts are still in place to arrest his cohorts Simon and Idris, posing as the Director Procurement and PA to the minister respectively.”

He added that the suspect would be arranged in court upon the conclusion investigation to serve as a deterrent to others.