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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Police arrests five fake Journalists in Abuja

Police in Abuja have arrested five fake journalists, who steal from people with fake ID cards from non-existing media houses.  The suspects include, Musa Auwalu (Gang Leader) from Nasarawa LGA of Kano state, Kolawole Akinbode  from Ogun Central LGA of Ogun   state, Umar Tahir Abba, from LGA Mubi of Adamawa state, Abdulahi Muhammed from Gudunfulani, LGA of Bauchi state and Muhammad from Ngogo, LGA of Kano state.


They were arrested with thirteen (13) Expensive Phones, and ake Journalist ID Cards from a non existing media houses. The gang leader has built a house in Kano from the huge foreign currencies he stole during a wedding of a Very Important Personality last year in Abuja.

The Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team trailed and arrested the above mentioned suspects after complaints of stolen phones from important personalities who attended a prominent wedding in Abeokuta, Ogun State on the 8th July, 2017.   

  1. They were arrested in different states of the Federation namely: Ogun, Edo, Abuja and Kano States. The exhibits listed above were recovered from them.               The House built in Kano State from the huge foreign currencies the gang leader stole during a wedding of a Very Important Personality last year in Abuja has been identified. The suspects confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the offence.

  1. The suspects confessed further that they specialize in impersonating as Journalists in order to gain access into venues of VIPs events/occasions to steal Handsets, Money and defraud high profile persons and unsuspecting members of the public at the venues of events in major cities in the country.

  1. Investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large. All suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.



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