The Kano command of the Nigeria Police on Friday arrested one Valentine Agba, a resident of Sabon Gari who was suspected to be a fake journalist.
The alleged impostor was apprehended during an attempt to defraud the chairman, Kofar Wambai Market vegetable site.
Judicial Sketch gathered that the suspect had approached the chairman of the vegetable site, claiming to be a reporter attached to Pyramid FM, a Kano-based fm station.
The chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Pyramid fm chapel, Mustpha Gambo, when contacted, confirmed that the suspect was arrested, noting that the CID section of the command has launched investigations into the matter.
According to him, the suspected fake journalist had interviewed the chairman of the vegetable section of the market with further promise to confer him with an award in appreciation of his achievements.
“The suspect interviewed the market chairman with the promise that it would be aired on pyramid fm. He told the market chairman that the interview will be aired to attract state government’s attention to his good work as the head of that particular section of the market. He was given some amount of money, the interview was not aired as agreed, the suspect returned later with an award plaque, and the market chairman, one Abdulkareem Mustpha, became suspicious and alerted police authorities leading to the arrest of the fake reporter.”
When contacted, the chairman, Kano state council of the NUJ, Comrade Abbas Ibrahim said he has been briefed about the incident, warning that the union would pursue and enforce the laws on anyone found to be impersonating the noble profession.