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Sen. Abbo’s Aide Arrested For Forgery, Impersonation


Senator Ishaku Abbo, representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, has facilitated the arrest of one of his aides for impersonation and forgery.

Officers of the Nìgerian Police arrested Senator Abbo’s PA, Zaman Abasiriyu who has been working with the lawmaker since the inauguration of the 9th Assembly.

He was alleged to have written a series of letters fraudulently soliciting for contracts.

A statement which was issued today by the Special Assistant on Media to the lawmaker, Mr. Michael Bolgent, Abbo alleged that the “embattled aide was involved in underhand deals that have cast aspersion on him as a federal lawmaker”.

In the statement, it was said that Zaman had posed as his principal, soliciting for favours from unsuspecting public.

The senator said the aide has already been shortlisted by the Nigerian Navy preparatory for his enlistment, and wondered why he reverted to bringing public disgrace after he was helped.

My PA used my letterhead documents, forged letters to MDAs in Abuja, demanding award of contracts and employment for unsuspecting persons that he extorts money from.

He said he had been accused of obtaining N2 million fraudulently, when unknown to him, his PA was the one at work.

Further, Senator Abbo revealed that the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti in Lagos was petitioned against him for obtaining money.

When I went through, I discovered that people put up my picture on Facebook, soliciting for money and names were called“, he said.

He said this led him to start investigating in which he involved the police who then discovered his PA was involved.