Legal Nigeria

MISREPRESENTATION: Con man arrested for posing as President Buhari's son to defraud people

A con man who misrepresented himself as  President Buhari’s son 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 book

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
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 past.
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.”