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Police intercept fake soldiers for allegedly extorting motorists

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Nigerian Police in Kano State command has intercepted two fake soldiers for allegedly extorting money and other valuables from individuals and motorists within the Sabon Gari Area of Kano State.

In a statement to newsmen the Police spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa the two suspects are currently in the police custody.

He the suspects were arrested based on a report that the syndicate used to parade themselves as soldiers, robbed and extorted money from people within the Sabon Gari Area of Kano State.

The police spoke said, “one Joseph Ifeanyi Usalo of Kofar Ruwa Market Kano complained that one Miracle Nnamoko, and one other dressed in Military Camouflage, went to his shop, intimidated and forced him to transfer the sum of fifty-five thousand Naira to two different accounts.

“They also took away his iPhone 12 Pro Max mobile phone valued at seven hundred and eighty thousand Naira (N780,000:00).”

He narrated that the suspects were apprehended based on continuous intelligence and surveillance operations in the area.

Meantime, the first suspect has confessed one Chidera Anune as one of his accomplices.

“Two iPhone mobile handsets and an Infinix mobile phone suspected to be robbed were discovered in their possession.

“They also confessed to the crime and confessed that they are neither military officers nor any security personnel.

“The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation,” he added.