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Fake DSP with multiple IDs, bomb detector, files etc

Posted by By BEN OKEZIE on 2005/07/09 | Views: 190 |

Fake DSP with multiple IDs, bomb detector, files etc


A young man, who, for over one year, had severally posed as a Deputy Superintended of Police (DSP) and allegedly fooled residents of Gaduwa Estate in Abuja, has finally met his waterloo.

A young man, who, for over one year, had severally posed as a Deputy Superintended of Police (DSP) and allegedly fooled residents of Gaduwa Estate in Abuja, has finally met his waterloo.

For the period also, “DSP” Issah Ahmed successfully fooled both residents of the estate and cops at Garki and Durumi police stations to believe that he worked in the office of the vice president.

At first, he claimed to have been posted to the estate by the former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun to curb the activities of hoodlums. But following Balogun’s removal, the impostor suddenly changed tactics, this time claiming that he had been posted to the office of the vice president.

Issah paraded himself as a police officer to the extent that even senior cops gave him compliments as one of their own, without suspecting his true identity.

The Chairman of the estate security committee said: “I started noticing some lapses in his conduct as a police offices, so I set him up to expose himself. I gave him two letters to help me deliver at the officer of the vice president and the president since he claimed he was attached to the presidential Villa.

“When it was apparent that DSP Issah was not forth coming, I went to the vice president’s office to inquire from the ADC, Mr. A Yari if there was a DSP Issah attached to the office of the vice president. Surprisingly, he denied knowing any DSP Issah and a team of armed policemen were dispatched to invite him.”

At the office of the ADC, he was asked if indeed he was a police officer, he confessed that he had actually been flushed out of the force. A police ID card that was screened and found to be genuine was recovered from him. He explained that he was actually attached to the CIB Department at the force headquarters and not the office of the vice president.

However, a phone call to the force headquarters changed the entire story, as he was promptly disowned. Taken to the office of Assistant Commissioner Tunde Ogunshakin for interrogation, it did not take time to establish that Issah was nothing more than an impostor.

Items found on him were several identification cards of different organisations. For instance, he had one bearing his image in police uniform and the rank of DSP. Another one was of the Immigration where he also posed as a senior officer. He also carried an ID card of himself NAFDAC uniform as investigation officer.

Other items found on him after a search was carried out in his room where he has been an illegal tenant, were a full bomb detector briefcase, a black pistol inside a waist purse, over fifty police investigation files, police documents for bail, and search warrant forms. Other items included a handcuff, pepper spray and a detector foot mat.

Meanwhile, when the Inspector General of police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero was briefed about the case, he directed that the character called “DSP” Issah Ahmed be properly investigated.
Issah, 39, is fluent in Yoruba, Hausa and English languages.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.