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Ex-Convict Arrested For Impersonating Late Abba Kyari’s Widow



A 58-year-old man identified as Mallam Aminu Ado has been arrested by Nigeria Police men for impersonating the late Chief of Staff’s wife to the President, Abba Kyari, in an effort to fool unsuspecting Nigerians.

Nigeria Police Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, who paraded him in front of newsmen on Monday, June 22, said after the death of the former chief of staff, Ado, who is also known as Al Amin Yerima, went on to impersonate the widow and reached out to prominent Nigerians to ask for donations to enable him to organize special prayers for the soul of the departed.

“In the course of doing that some of the prominent Nigerians became suspicious and reached out to us. He has been cooperative with the investigation and held back no facts. He is 58 years old. He had also had a stint with EFCC in 2019. He was charged to an Abuja High Court and was convicted and imprisoned for three months as a result of the plea bargain he successfully initiated by his lawyers,” Mba said.

Ado had an app on his phone that changed his voice to the voice of a woman, which he used to perpetuate the criminal act, Mba said.

When he was arrested, Ado claimed he was a friend of his family and attempted to organize a prayer for the departed soul. However, he was unable to explain why he had to pretend to be a woman to seek support. He confessed to doing so without the family ‘s permission.

The Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong; the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; and the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, were among those he contacted so he could swindle.

He told police he knew these very well because he was a politician and they talked.

“I am a politician and aspire to be of Kano State in 2023 insha allah,” he said confidently.


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