Dismissed Policeman Arrested In Ondo For Buying Phone With Fake Credit Alert

Yusuf Anas, a former police officer, was arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 17, Akure, Ondo State, for alleged impersonation and stealing.

Anas was apprehended after buying a phone from a store and allegedly generating a bogus bank transfer to the seller.

The suspect was said to have joined the Force in 2016 as a Constable and served in Sokoto and Lagos states before being declared a deserter and dismissed.

Akeem Adeoye, the spokesperson for the NPF’s Zone 17 Command, announced Anas’s arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Adeoye stated that despite being dismissed from the Force, the suspect had been parading himself as a uniform officer and that he was apprehended following a petition to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in the zone.

On the 8th of May 2023, the suspect who was still parading himself as an officer, dressed in uniform went to purchase a Techno-Spark10 handset valued at one hundred and two thousand naira (N102,000) at a phone shop. After collecting the said phone, he generated a fake bank transfer to the seller.

The crime was later reported via a petition to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 17 and the suspect was subsequently arrested through viable intelligence gathering, he said.

He noted that the suspect, during interrogation, allegedly confessed to having committed the crime, stressing that he would be prosecuted accordingly.

Gunmen attack Plateau church, kidnap pastor, three others
At least three persons have been kidnapped by rampaging Gunmen wreaking havoc in Nigeria’s middle belt state of Plateau.

Among those kidnapped is a clergyman, the incident happened in Maigemu District of Jos East Local Government Area of the State.

The gunmen reportedly stormed ECWA Church Nuku, around 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, and abducted the clergyman in front of his family.

Locals disclosed that the gunmen who operated for close to 40 minutes unrestrained, also kidnapped three other people: Agwom Dauda, Usman Umaru, and a woman simply identified as Sarah.

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