The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command have arrested a 37-year-old woman named Aisha Bello for allegedly impersonating the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
Parading the suspect on Monday in Abuja, the Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello said that the mother of four used Mrs Buhari’s name to solicit for contracts and financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public.
The FCT police commissioner stated that a phone and a newly acquired Airtel SIM card registered in the name of the first lady were recovered from the suspect.
According to him, “Today we have a special suspect to present to you; she is Aisha Muhammed Bello, 37 years old and a mother of four from Plateau.
“The suspect was arrested by police operatives on January 10, 2018 at the Fadama office in Maitama, following a report that she contacted the Coordinator of the project. She wanted assistance in her capacity as the First Lady.”
Bello disclosed that investigation is ongoing to ascertain other people she must have duped in Buhari’s name, adding that the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.
While reiterating the command’s determination to improve on its service delivery to the people, he advised members of the public to confirm the identity of whoever they are dealing with before parting with their property or money.