The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, on Friday, said it arrested one Umar Alhassan (31) for parading as an officer of the corps.
The spokesman of the command, DSC Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Kano, said Alhassan extorted money from a man travelling from Lagos to Borno State.
He said, “The suspect claimed to be a staff of NSCDC, Kano Command, and tried to force his victim to sell his handset to him at the cost of N20,000 while the market value of the phone is N80,000.
“When the victim refused, the suspect requested the sum of N10,000 as payment for his bail.
“In the process, the parents of the victim sent the sum of N5,000 through the account number of the suspect which he refused to collect.
‘’This led to the attention of the police and he was arrested and handed over to NSCDC, Kano.”
He listed items recovered from the suspect to include 12 different types of handsets, two MP radios, the sum of N35,945, an NSCDC ID card with the name Umar A. Alhassan, Service No. 31328, Rank CA III, Blood Group O+ and uniform.”