The Nigeria police in Sokoto has arrested a fraudster who parades himself as a police officer with a fake police identity card.
Mahmuda Hamza was paraded at the police headquarters in the state on Friday alongside some area boys, and he confessed to extortion using a fake ID card.
Speaking to newsmen, Hamza explained that he took the identity card from a deceased policeman and attached his passport photograph to it.
Punch quotes Hamza as saying: “I am a fraudster and I know I have committed an offence but I am pleading, I will not go into crime again if I am pardoned. I am not an armed robber, but a fraudster. I have two wives and seven children and I feed them all from the money I make through this fraud.”