A Kano based society lady, 38-year-old Maryam Umar aka Kofar Mata, has been arrested and charged to court for impersonation, possession of police uniform, Criminal conspiracy, harbouring of miscreants and other related offences.
Maryam who is alleged to be a serial fraudster, was arrested on February 11th and was immediately arraigned in Court 29 at Sabon Gari, Kano on February 12th.
Mallam Bala Nasidi from the community where Maryam was residing, commended the police for arresting her and added that such people should be thoroughly investigated and that the law should take its course.
Another member of the community, Danladi Sambo, who spoke on her arrest and arraignment said “Her cup is full. She wears very deceptive looks as she preys on her victims. She called herself Kofar Mata. She is often sited at big time parties in Kano”.
Meanwhile, a police source, who chose to be anonymous, said they have been on the trail of the suspect for a while until she was eventually arrested with a Police uniform in her possession.
The suspect has been in remand in police custody as the court adjourned the case for further hearing to February 28th.