Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Fake Policeman arrested after collecting 100K bail money from mother of suspect

One certain Yakasai Mohammed, has been arrested by the police in Kano for impersonating both the police and court officials in order to defraud innocent family members of arrested suspects.

This illegal activities was reported at the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) on July 27th via a phone call. The complainer received a leaflet written in Hausa, English, and Kanuri on July 27th in Kano


On 27/07/17 the female resident of Kano, put a call across to PCRRU phone line and complained that on the 17th of July, 2017 a team of police on patrol raided a place call Kwana Hudu area in Kano and arrested her son (name withheld) for an alleged robbery case.





She continued saying her son was taken to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office in Kano from where he was later charged to court for alleged robbery. The presiding judge in his case also ordered her son to be remanded in prison custody pending the next court date. 
However, one of the Investigating Police Officers (IPO) known as Yakasai who she met at the court premises collected the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) for bail and promised to release her son but he failed to do so as her son was taken to Kurmawa prison from the court hence her complaint. She also said that she picked the PCRRU contact phone number from a leaflet dropped by police helicopter in Kano on Wednesday, 26th July, 2017.

The said Yakasai was arrested and was discovered that he is infact not a police officer or court official but an impostor who goes around courts in Kano metropolis pretending to be a police officer and a court worker and has since been handed back to the complainant. Yakasai has also been charged to court for prosecution accordingly and he has been remanded in prison custody pending the next hearing date.

Members of the public across Nigeria are advised not to pay money for bail as BAIL IS FREE. Also, in line with the “Change Begins With Me” campaign citizens are urged not to give bribe to any government official no matter the pressure on them.

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