The FCT Police Command yesterday paraded Aisha Bello for allegedly impersonating First Lady Aisha Buhari.
The police explained that the woman used the First Lady’s name to solicit for contracts from heads of government agencies.
Speaking during the parade, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Bello, said: “Today we have a special suspect to present before you; she is Aisha Muhammed Bello, 37 years old, mother of four from Plateau State.
“She was arrested for impersonating the wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
“She is uses the name of the First Lady to solicit for contracts and financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public, especially heads of government astablishments.”
On how she was arrested, CP Bello said: “The suspect was arrested by Police operatives on 10th January, 2018 at Fadama 111 Project Office, Maitama, Abuja following a report that she contacted the Coordinator of the Project that she wants assistance in her capacity as the First Lady.
“Upon her arrest, a phone and a newly acquired Airtel SIM Card registered in the name of Aisha Buhari, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was recovered from the suspect.”
The police said investigation was on-going to contacting other people she must have duped in the name of the First Lady. At the end of investigation, she will be charged to court. ‘Members of the public are hereby advised to always be double sure of who they are dealing with before they part with their property or money.
The 37-year-old single mother of four said: “”I am a businesswoman. I sell clothes. I was arrested after I requested for a contract in the name of the Wife of the President.
“I only sent text messages in the name of the wife of the President for contracts. I only did it once and it is because I lost the money for business and I didn’t have money to do my business. I registered the Sim at Durumi area of Abuja.”
On why she did it, she explained that she was motivated after seeing a message on Whatsapp about risk taking.
“I saw a message on whatsapp messenger that one will succeed if one takes a risk.”