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Fake Police Inspector, Others Arrested For Fraud, Kidnapping

The Police on Tuesday paraded one John Torsoo for allegedly impersonating Police Inspector. The force spokesman CSP Jimoh Moshood made this known, while briefing the press about the operations of the suspects.

He said Torsoo has been parading himself as a Police officer and duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard earned money and other valuables.
According to him, the police also paraded five other suspects for their alleged involvement in kidnapping, armed robbery and supply of firearms.

The suspected kidnappers who operate in Kaduna State were said to be responsible for the kidnapp of 11 year old girl, Hadiza from her father’s house.

The suspects who kidnapped Hadiza Danbala around 12:30am also demanded N500,000 ransom from her aged father.

The suspected kidnappers and arms suppliers paraded at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday include, Bello Musa, Ibrahim Rere, Musa Sani, Isah Aliyu and Hudu Yahaya.

Items recovered from them include two locally made dane guns, one locally made pistol, one short dane gun, and six live cartridges.

According to the CSP, “John Torsoo’s offence is obtaining money and property under false pretense, criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, and impersonation.

“He was arrested on the 20th of October, 2017 by the operatives of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) in possession of suspected fake documents of auctioned vehicles which he used to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

“He always takes unsuspecting members of the public including personnel of other security agencies to the open car park close to FCID in Area 10 and show them people’s vehicle telling them that the vehicles are about to be auctioned by the police and he can facilitate the sale.

“He has obtained under false pretence the sum of N444,000.00 from four victims”, Moshood added.

On the suspected kidnappers, the Force Spokesman said: “The suspects operate within Kaduna axis and they specifically operate in Angwa Bala village in Karu local government.

“They were arrested in the act of kidnapping a young girl of 11 years. They kidnapped her and demanded the ransom of N500,000.

“The police team attached to the Special Tactical Squad were moved to work with other Police personnel and success was earned.

“She was kidnapped from her father’s house, she was dragged on the ground and the investigator traced the mark to the house of one of the suspects where the victim was kept.”

The police said the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.