Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Tayo Ogunmola, who posed as an herbalist in an attempt to defraud the newly posted Police Commissioner (CP) to the state, Bashir Makama.
This was revealed in a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
According to the statement, the suspect was arrested after he called the Police Commissioner, passing himself off as an old herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card pin to the CP.
Ogunmola, 52, had pleaded for the pin to be sent back to him.
The Police Commissioner had played along with the suspect while he sent men of the Intelligence Response Team to technically track and apprehend him.
He added that the suspect who was unaware of his being trailed, later began to present himself as a Deputy Inspector General of Police, that is ready to assist him only if he could part with certain amount of money unknown that the person he had been discussing with, is a serving Commissioner of Police.
According to the Police Spokesperson in the state, the suspect was traced to his hideout at Araromi phase 2 in Ilogbo area of Ota, Ogun State, and was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed been a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of money running into millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.
“The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the monitoring team to properly investigate the suspect with the view of arresting his other accomplices and arraign them before the court of competent jurisdiction,” Oyeyemi concluded.
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