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Man nabbed for impersonating Dantata family

05 September 2014, 18:33

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a man for impersonating a member of the famous Dantata family and fraudulently occupying land in the prime Maitama District in Abuja.

The arrest Mohammed Awwal alias Nasiru Abdulkadir Dantata is sequel to a report from the Department of Land Administration, Federal Territory Administration (FCTA) Abuja.

“The suspect, who was parading himself as Nasiru Abdulkadir Dantata, was in possession of the original Right of Occupancy of Plot No. 2068 Cadastral Zone A05, Maitama District, Abuja, along with several other forged documents," EFCC stated.

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"Upon his arrest and subsequent investigation, ‘Nasiru Abdulkadir Dantata’ was discovered to be the same as Mohammed Awwal but assumed the false identity of Dantata in a desperate bid to hoodwinked unsuspecting members of the public into believing that he is the bona fide owner of title to the property,” the statement read.

EFCC added that several forged and incriminating documents and two international passports bearing different names were recovered from his house upon a search executed after his arrest.  

“In one of the passports, the suspect with the name Mohammed Awwal is said to be a native of Katsina while he bears Nasiru Abdulkadir Dantata in another passport in which he claims to be from Kano State.”

He was also discovered to be in possession of a suspicious local government indigene certificate where he bears the name Haruna Lawal Muhammed, from Batsari local government area of Katsina State. Investigation into the scam continues.

- CAJ News

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