Lucrative Jobs: Police Nab ONSA Impersonators

The FCT Police Command has arrested one Abubakar Sadiq Abdullahi ‘m’ 42 years for impersonating as a staff of the State House, under the office of the National Security Adviser, and hiding under the same pretence to fraudulently solicit for favour from government agencies. The suspect was arrested on 4th October, 2018 following a complaint to the Command from the Department of Petroleum Resources that he wrote a letter to the agency with a forged State House letter headed paper directing it to offer employment to one of his unsuspecting clients.

Following his arrest, the Commissioner of Police Monitoring and Mentoring Unit carried out a discreet investigation that led to the recovery of some forged letters purportedly from the State House written by the suspect to some government agencies soliciting for contract offer and employment opportunities for his clients who pay him for such services.

His accomplice one Salishu Abdulrasheed ‘m’ 24 years who assists him to produce the forged document has also been arrested by the investigating team at Kaduna state where he operates his shop. The exhibits recovered from the suspects include seven forged State House documents that were written to some government agencies and departments and a fake Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) identity card which contains the suspect’s photograph. The suspects will soon be charged to court.

In view of this development, the Command wishes to advice Government and private agencies to always do a thorough background check on documents, especially on those soliciting for any kind of favour and also ascertain the source before acting on them.

DSP Anjuguri J. Manzah
Police Public Relations Officer
FCT Police Command,
Abuja.

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