“Credible information revealed that Mohammed Aliyu of Hotoro Mariri Quarters, Kano, paraded himself as an ACP,’’ Police spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, said in a statement issued on Thursday in Kano.
“He went to a hotel in Kano and requested for a room to accommodate some of his guests coming from Kaduna and other parts of the country, and asked for a discount as an ACP,’’ Haruna-Kiyawa stated.
He added that the suspect tendered a complimentary card to the hotel manager bearing his name as an Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Squadron Commander of 52 PMF Challawa, Kano.
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Aliyu also told the hotel manager that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Nasarawa Division, Kano, was his younger brother and served under him in the police at a time.
“Having observed a suspicious approach, the hotel manager immediately informed the police.
“The Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko, instructed a team of policemen led by DPO Nasarawa, SP Daniel Itse Amah, to proceed to the scene.
“The team swung into action and found out that the suspect was a fake Assistant Commissioner of Police, and was subsequently arrested,’’ the police spokesman also stated.
Haruna-Kiyawa added that during investigation, some fake documents bearing the name Ibrahim Muhammad-Tijjani as a medical practitioner were found in Aliyu’s possession.
“Police investigation showed that Aliyu was neither a medical practitioner nor a police officer.
“He also confessed to have been involved in series of surgical operations and prescribed drugs to many patients,’’ the police spokesman stated.
He said that CP Shuaibu-Dikko ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
Haruna-Kiyawa said the suspect would be charged to court thereafter.