The Police operatives attached to Maitama Division, yesterday said it had arrested a 70-year-old fake Presidential Adviser on Defence Matters – name withheld – on Sunday, in Maitama district of the nation’s capital.
According to the command, a 70-year-old man who has allegedly been parading himself as President Muhammadu Buhari’s adviser on defence matters has landed himself in the dragnet of the FCT police command.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, said: “Police operatives attached to Maitama Division acting on a tip-off arrested one fake Colonel (name withheld) who claimed to be the Special Adviser to the President on Defence Matters.
“He also confessed that he only hides under that guise to solicit for juicy contracts or financial favour from his high profile victims.“
The PRO also revealed that the suspect, who specialised in defrauding influential people in the society, had gone to the area to meet up with an appointment with a former state governor.
Manzah also said that one fake identification card and five complimentary cards were recovered from him.
The suspect, who said he had been in the business for over three years disclosed that he worked with the Bauchi State government up to 1990.
“I thought it was an easy way to feed my family,“ the suspect said.
Manzah said that the suspect had been transferred to the command Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for further investigation.