A con man who has been posing as the son of President Buhari to
dupe unsuspecting people has been arrested……
Sident Muhammadu Buhari so as to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians
with the promises of giving them lucrative contracts from the
government, has been arrested by operatives of the Federal Capital
Territory (FCT) Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
A statement from the FCT SARS say the suspect has continuously
promised to secure contracts for his victims from the president, saying
he had made billions of naira through this illicit venture.
He was also dropping names of top politicians and businessmen to
convince his victims, often wielding superimposed photos of himself
with the president and other top politicians.
The statement reads:
“He mostly approached big contractors, who were desperate to see the
president or any of the governors. He would put fake calls across to the
supposed politicians in the presence of his victims and convince them to
From there, he would demand that the politician’s security officials
needed to be settled with huge amounts of money before the contractor
would be granted audience with the president or the governor.”
But the fake president’s son ran into troubled waters when a duped
contractor, after waiting for many weeks without getting to see the
president as promised by the hoodlum, reported his ordeal to the police,
complaining that after collecting lots of money from him, the scammer
was yet to take him to the president.
To the surprise of the police operatives, the suspect turned out to be a
criminal who has been on their wanted list for similar offences in the
The Police Public Relations Officer for the FCT command, Anjuguri
Manzah, confirmed the story, saying that acting on a tipoff, SARS
operatives arrested the suspect on Saturday, July 4, at about 2 am.
“The truth is that the suspect had defrauded so many people. To perfect
his act, he paraded himself as the son of the president. Three Mercedez
Benz and one Peugeot 406 cars were recovered from him as exhibits.”