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Woman arrested for impersonating Aisha Buhari

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Monday paraded one Aisha Bello for allegedly impersonating President Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari. The police said the woman used the president wife’s name to solicit contracts from members of the public who are mostly head of government agencies.

Speaking during the parade, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Bello, said: “Today we have a special suspect to present before you. She is Aisha Muhammed Bello, 37 years old mother of four from Plateau State. She was arrested for impersonating the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.

 “She used the name of the First Lady to solicit contracts and financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public, especially heads of government establishments. “The suspect was arrested by police operatives on January 10, 2018 at Fadama 111 Project Office, Maitama, Abuja, following a report that she contacted the coordinator of the project that she wanted assistance in her capacity as the First Lady.

“Upon her arrest, a phone and newly acquired Airtel SIM card registered in the name of Aisha Buhari, was recovered from the suspect. “Police have commenced moves to contact other people she must have defrauded in the name of the First Lady. At the end of 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,” he said.

The 37- year- old single mother of four said: “I am a businesswoman. I sell clothes. I was arrested after I requested for a contract in the name of the wife of the president. I only sent text messages in the name of the wife of the president for contracts, which I did only once and it is because I lost the money for business and didn’t have any money to do my business.”

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