The Security operatives of Kogi State Polytechnic have arrested one Mr. Abimaje Shittu, a 25-year-old native of Egume, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, for impersonating an Inspector of Police and possessing a misleading identification card.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Omale Oredo, stated that Shittu was apprehended by the security personnel of the Polytechnic on Saturday, October 15, 2022, while trying to make his way to the Polytechnic Main Campus in Lokoja.
Shittu who claimed to be a National Diploma graduate of Accountancy with Matriculation Number 2016/ND/ACCT/188 revealed that the fake identification card number “219264” with the name Abdullahi Saduki in his possession was given to him by his late brother, Ekele Ahiaba, a native of Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area.
He claimed that the said Ekele Ahiaba was a Police officer but served in Port Harcourt until his death.
The culprit further confessed that he has been using the fake ID card for months, and aimed to use it to secure easy passage from security checkpoints as a Keke NAPEP operator in Lokoja metropolis.
He also confessed that he was using it to escape public harrassment.
The culprit revealed further that his coming to the institution was to transact business with one Mr. Idris Usman who he claimed owns and operates a Point of Sales outlet and makes shoes at the Student Centre.