Police arrest man for impersonating Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, defrauding people
The Police Command in Kano State has arrested one 30-year-old man, Gambo Yakubu, for allegedly parading himself as Ahmed Musa, the Captain of the Super Eagles.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the spokesman for the Command, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Haruna explained that the Command on March 25, at about 11:30 pm received a complaint from one Musa Muhammad, the Manager of Ahmed Musa Sports Centre, Kano State.
He said Muhammad reported that the suspect, who was a former worker at the Centre, used to parade himself as Ahmed Musa.
The Spokesman alleged that the suspect forged documents bearing the name of the former Leicester City star and used it to defraud innocent citizens.
“On receiving the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Mr Ahmad, directed a team of detectives led by CSP Abdulkarim Abdullahi to arrest the culprit.
“On December 20, the suspect was arrested and confessed to having defrauded more than 15 innocent citizens by collecting money from them pretending to be Ahmad Musa.
“He was also alleged to be selling forms at N5,000 each to youths who want to play football abroad.
“He collected over N700,000; and spent the money in hotels on his girlfriends in Kano,’’ Haruna stated.