Kano State Police Command has arrested Gambo Yakubu, 30, of Brigade Quarters, Kano for allegedly impersonating Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa.
Spokesman of the command Abdullahi Haruna said in a statement on Wednesday that Mr Yakubu sold fake forms to youths who want to play football abroad for N5,000.
Mr Haruna said the police began investigating the case following complaint by the manager of Ahmed Musa Sport Centre Musa Muhammad.
“On December 20, the suspect was arrested and he confessed he had defrauded more than 15 innocent citizens by faking to be Ahmad Musa and selling forms to youths who want to play football abroad for N5,000.
“He had sold the forms amounting to over N700,000 before he was arrested,” the police spokesman said.
The suspect told newsmen he spent the money he got in hotels on his girlfriends in Sabon Gari area of Kano.
Haruna, however, said the suspect is being investigated for alleged “impersonation, character defamation and fraud,” after which he will be charged to court.
The Super Eagles captain visited the Kano police commissioner Habu Sani to appreciate his efforts in crime-fighting.