A fake Superintendent of Police has been arrested by soldiers with 100 kilogramme of Indian hemp along Bauchi-Kano road near Gadar Maiwa village in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
According to reliable security source in Bauchi, the man was arrested at a military road block along Ningi road with a fake identity card of the rank of Superintendent of Police, SP.
The suspect also wore a Superintendent of Police uniform with his car loaded with 108 kilogramme sacks of leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
The security source said: “After the man was arrested, the first preliminary investigation confirmed that he was not a policeman and he was handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA , Bauchi State Command for further investigation.”
He gave the name of the suspect as Augustine Odugwu and appealed to the general public to always be security conscious and report any suspicious character to the security agencies even if the person was in uniform.
Effort to get the comment of the NDLEA commandant Bauchi, Mr. Parah Julius Bawa, failed because he was not on seat but a senior officer in the command confirmed that the suspect is undergoing interrogation and has made confessional statement. [Vangurd]