By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO—A 20-year-old man, identified as Sultan Bello, has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for allegedly impersonating the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Magaji Majia, in a telephone interview with Vanguard, said the suspect operated a fake Instagram page as the Emir.

Nigerian police
Nigerian police

DSP Majia revealed that the suspect was arrested, following a written complaint by a woman (name withheld) over his suspicious activities.

He said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday at Ja’oji quarters in Kano metropolis, after he had defrauded many innocent people, while acting as the emir.

Magaji also said the command is currently investigating and interrogating the suspect and that he is cooperating with the Police, noting that he will be charge to court subsequently.

He disclosed that the fake emir has over 20,000 followers on the closed Instagram page, and so far he has such account of seven personalities.

Majia further revealed that the suspect admitted that he has been impersonating the emir on social media and had defrauded unsuspecting followers to the tune of N3 million before he ran out of luck.

He assured that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation on the high profile crime is completed.

Page 8, friday March 2, 2018


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