The Kano Police Command have arrested one Gambo Yakubu after defrauding people of about N700,000 while impersonating Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa.
Yakubu was said to have already duped about 15 people under the guise of helping them secure contracts with football clubs abroad.
The 30-year-old impersonator was said to have worked with Musa at his Sports Complex in the northern part of the country.
He was said to have been caught with possession of forged documents bearing the former Leicester City striker's name which he used to swindle his victims.
Premier Times claim the accused confessed: ”To have defrauded more than 15 persons of N700,000 and spent the money on his girlfriends at hotels in Sabon Gari area of Kano.”
In his statement to the police, Yakubu also revealed that he sold forms at the rate of N5,000 each to those youngsters who are desperate to play football abroad.
He added: ”Youths who want to play football abroad.” DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed that Yakubu once worked with the Super Eagles winger but their work relationship didn't last as reported by BBC.
He was working with Ahmed Musa sports centre before he was sacked and he went ahead to start his illegal business with forged documentation.
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