The Benue state police command have arrested one Misa Mohammed for parading himself as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and allegedly using same to harass unsuspecting members of the public.
Daily Trust reports that Misa, whose real name is Misa Iorliam Francis, appeared to have been scammed by an illegal recruitment syndicate. Misa said a certain police officer, Uche Paul, who he met in 2013 when he registered for JAMB, had allegedly helped him to be recruited into the police academy.
“The man (Paul) took me to the police station and assured that he would recruit me. He later printed an acceptance letter which he gave me as the commencement of my training. He recommended books which I bought and he urged me to read them as part of my training for the 4 years I stayed there. I went back to my people who donated N130,000 which I gave to Paul.
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"I have been collecting things such as money and food items from my people for him during the period. And when he told me that I was going to pass out on February 3, 2017, I organised my people who went to thank him while I also did a thanksgiving in the church,” he said.
The suspect, a native of Naka in Gwer local government area of the state, however admitted that he bought the uniform and gave it to an unsuspecting police tailor who sewed it for him.
Using this case as an example, the spokesman of the Benue state police command, Moses Joel Yamu, cautioned people to be weary of questionable job placements.