The police command in Jigawa has arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly parading himself as personnel of the Department of State Security (DSS).
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Lawan Shi’isu, said this in a statement in Dutse on Wednesday, adding that the suspect was arrested on Saturday in Dutse.
”On Sept. 16, at about 11 a.m., Haruna Abdullahi and one other, both of Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse, reported at Dutse police station that one Kamilu Bappa of Garko in Kano State deceitfully introduced himself to them as a personnel of the DSS.
“The duo said that the said Bappa collected the sum of N305,000 from them with the pretence of getting them DSS and NDLEA jobs, respectively.
“So on receipt of the report, detectives attached to Dutse Division swung into action and arrested the suspect in possession of a DSS uniform trouser,” he said.
Shi’isu also said that the police had also arrested a 26-year-old man for alleged armed robbery in the Gwaram Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
He said the suspect, a resident of Unguwar Malam area of the LGA, was initially nabbed by a group of hunters in Dingaya village with a sheep strongly suspected to be stolen.
The PPRO added that one locally-made pistol was recovered when a search was conducted at the suspect’s house.
”When interrogated, the suspect alleged to have bought the pistol for N30,000 from one Usman of Nasarawa Egon LGA in Nasarawa State.
“The suspect further revealed that he and Usman belong to a syndicate that specialised in armed robbery, motorcycle snatching and other atrocities in Nasarawa State,” he said.