Customs arrests man for impersonating Comptroller-General



The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested one Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim, a man in his 50s, for alleged involvement in fraudulent activities and impersonation of the Comptroller-General of Customs and other high-ranking government officials.

NCS’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, revealed that Ibrahim’s apprehension was made possible through intelligence gathered by the Customs police unit.

“The suspect, Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim, was apprehended for his involvement in impersonating the Comptroller-General of Customs, Chief of Staff to the President, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Interior,” Maiwada said.

Maiwada claimed that the suspect defrauded numerous unsuspecting citizens into paying him money for the issuance of ‘job appointment letters,’ extorting more than N1 million from them.

“This arrest underscores the relentless effort of the Nigeria Customs Service in mitigating and combating criminal elements who exploit the service’s name for fraudulent activities,” Maiwada said.

He added that Ibrahim was found in possession of counterfeit documents, including fake Customs and NSCDC appointment letters. Other items obtained from Ibrahim include forged introduction letters purportedly signed by high-ranking government officials, along with many other items.

He said Ibrahim confessed to his involvement in the fraudulent act during interrogation.

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