Nigeria ‘First Lady’ arrested for fraud

Aisha Muhammed Bello, the suspect arrested for allegedly impersonating Nigeria First lady Aisha Buhari

Aisha Muhammed Bello, the suspect arrested for allegedly
impersonating Nigeria First lady Aisha Buhari

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) NIGERIAN police have arrested a woman for allegedly impersonating First Lady Aisha Buhari to defraud government and the public.

The suspect has been named as Aisha Muhammed Bello (aged 37), said to be a mother of four children.

Anjuguri Manzah, spokesperson of the police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja, said the suspect from the central Plateau State has allegedly been using the name of Buhari to solicit contracts and financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public, especially heads of government establishments.

She was arrested in the capital Abuja following a report that she contacted the coordinator of a project that she wanted assistance on in her capacity as the First Lady.

The suspect was found in possession of a mobile phone and a newly acquired subscriber identity module (SIM) card registered in the name of Buhari.

Manzah said investigations were ongoing with a view to contacting other people she might have duped.

“At the end of the investigation, she will be charged to court. Members of the public are hereby advised to always be double sure of who they are dealing with before they part with their property or money.”

– CAJ News

 

 

 

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