Mallam Aminu Ado, a 58-year-old man, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force, for allegedly impersonating the widow of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari,
Ado, according to the Police, has been duping unsuspecting Nigerians through the act.
The man also known as Al-Amin Yerima, was paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, DCP Frank Mba, in Abuja, on Monday.
The Force PRO told Journalists that after the death of the former Chief of Staff, Ado went on to impersonate the widow, and reached out to prominent Nigerians, asking for donations to enable him organise special prayers for her husband.
“In the course of doing that, some of the prominent Nigerians became suspicious and reached out to us. He has been cooperative with the investigation, and held back no facts.
“He is 58 years old. He had also had a stint with EFCC in 2019. He was charged to an Abuja High Court, and was convicted and imprisoned for three months, as a result of the plea bargain he successfully initiated by his Lawyers”, Mba said.
He added that Ado installed an app on his phone, capable of changing his voice to that of a woman, to which he used to perpetuate the criminal act.
Mba explained that Ado admitted doing it without the consent of any member of Kyari’s family.
Ado was quoted to have also admitted contacting the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, to collect money.
The suspect said that he knows the Politicians very well, as he is also a Politician, and they have been talking.
“I am a Politician, and I have the ambition of being the Governor of Kano State 2023, insha allah”, he confidently said.