Two suspected arrested in Zamfara for allegedly forging signature to claim 40 rustled cows

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 –
Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested two suspects for allegedly forging the signature of a district head Marafan Gobir, Hakimin in Sabon Birni local government Area of Sokoto, as a prelude to claim 40 rustled cows in the state.

The Command’s spokesman, Ikor Oche, said the suspects have been identified as Bashir Bala (M) 30 years of Unguwar Gwazar area of Gusau and Usman Mohammed (M) 33 years, AKA Alh. GEDE of Lalan Area in Gusau metropolis.

He added that Gede confessed to having conspired with the said suspect to lay false claim to the 40 rustled cows from the committee. Oche said; 

“The said suspect was laying claim falsely to about 40 rustled cows which he claimed to be the original owner as stated in the forged document.

“Exhibits recovered were a copy of the forged Document said to have emanated from Marafan Gobir Hakimin Sabon Birnin local government Area of Sokoto State.

“On the 21 March 2024, one Bashar Bala (m) 30 years was arrested at Zakat and endowment board where rustled animals are kept for claims by legitimate owners with a suspected forged document reading Marafan Gobir Hakimim Sabon Birnin local government area of Sokoto State.

“During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that the said document was actually forged and given to him by one Alh. Usman Mohammed aka Alh. Gede who happens to be a member of the committee

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