The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a man parading himself as an Assistant Commissioner of Police.
A statement by the State Command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, on Thursday morning confirmed the name of the suspect as Mohammed Aliyu.
Naija News understands that the suspect who is a resident of Mariri Hotoro Quarters was arrested at a hotel in Kano metropolis.
His arrest came after he posed as ACP at a hotel in Kano metropolis and requested for a room accommodation to lodge his guests who were coming from Kaduna.
The police statement of Aliyu’s arrest read “On the 02/07/2021 at about 1800hrs, credible information received revealed that one Mohammed Aliyu, ‘m’, 45 years old, of Hotoro Mariri Quarters Kano paraded himself as an Assistant Commissioner of Police at a hotel in Kano metropolis.
“He requested for a room accommodation in order to lodge some of his guests coming from Kaduna and other parts of the country, and that he wants a discount being a Superior Police Officer of the Rank of an ACP.
“He equally tendered a complimentary card to the Hotel Manager bearing his name as an Assistant Commissioner of Police and at the same time the Squadron Commander of 52 PMF Challawa, Kano.
“He further stated that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Nassarawa Division is his younger brother in Nigeria Police Force and at one time served under his office.
“Having observed a suspicious approach, the manager of the hotel immediately informed the Police leading to the suspect getting arrested,” Haruna said.
The police spokesman said during investigation, fake documents were found in possession of the suspect bearing his picture and a name, Ibrahim Muhammad Tijjani as a medical practitioner.
Haruna said that the case had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution