The Nigerian police has arrested one Aminu Ahmed Yerima, a masters degree holder who impersonated former Vice President, Atiku’s aide and further duped 50 people.
The suspect who was arrested after two of his female victims petitioned the I.G of Police, Ibrahim Idris, about how he defrauded them of the sum of N5million in 6 months, created a Facebook account using pictures of himself and Atiku, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and several other locations.
Yerima who claimed to be Atiku’s aide on his Facebook page, brainwashed his victims into believing that the PDP Presidential Candidate usually gave out financial assistance and contracts to people who were in need and he assured them that he could always help to facilitate it.
He ended up fleecing his female victims, Raliat and Awa Maje of N5million each, promising them that Atiku would give them N15million. The 29-year-old suspect who spoke to newsmen, said he went into fraud after he got duped.
“I went into fraud in 2016 after I could not secure a good job and I was equally duped by someone on facebook who wanted to link me up to a ‘sugar mummy’ who would be paying me for sex. .
The fraudster took N30,000 from me and blocked me from communicating with him on facebook. Then I thought I could do the same thing and make some money for myself since I had no job. .
I uploaded several pictures of myself and Atiku who is very accessible. Whenever he was in town, he allowed people to come around his house and take photographs with him. .
I have snapped several pictures with him over the years. I also learned how to defraud people using fake bank alert and I used it in buying goods in Kano State before I arrested.“