Police Arrests Man for Allegedly Impersonating DSS Personnel

A 27-year-old man had been apprehended by the Jigawa police command for allegedly impersonating a member of the Department of State Security (DSS).

In a statement released on Wednesday in Dutse, the state police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Lawan Shi’isu, stated as much and added that the suspect was taken into custody there on Saturday.

”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.

Another 26-year-old man was also arrested for alleged armed robbery in the Gwaram Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

”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