The Police has arrested one Jehu Kwasu, 25 for impersonating the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah in order to defraud prominent Nigerians.
Kwasu, the son of late Anglican Bishop, James Kwasu said he defrauded Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwide of N500,000; the Chairman, Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, N1m; Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, N500,000; businessman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, N2m.
He revealed that he claimed to have collected the money on behalf of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
He also said he realized N5m from all his victims.
He said, “I collected N500,000 from Otudeko, CEO, Honeywell: From Admiral Kanu, I got N500,000. I also got N500,000 from Bishop Oyedepo and N2m from Dantata. I also got money from Gen. Wushishi and others.
“I opened a Guaranty Trust Bank account in Bishop Kukah’s name. I registered a SIM card in my name, but used Bishop Kukah’s picture on my True Caller account, so that when I call, his picture would appear (on the recipient’s phone.)”
The police also said Kwasu had extorted money from Katsina state Governor, Bello Masari in the past.
The Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, stated that Kwasu was arrested after Bishop Kukah complained about his activities.
The CP said, “We received a petition from Bishop Kukah alleging that the boy had been impersonating him and extorting money from prominent people. So, my men went to work and were able to track the suspect and arrest him. He is a habitual criminal and I would like to advise the public against responding to emails or phone calls from unknown persons requesting financial support for one cause or the other.”
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