Jimoh Fathia Abiodun, Abeokuta, Ogun State
A 52-year-old suspected fraudester Tayo Ogunmola is currently in police net for attempting to dupe the Ogun State Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama.
A statement signed by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi the Ogun State Police Command Spokespersons says the arrest of the suspect followed a phone call he made to the CP pretending to be an old herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card PIN to the telephone number of the CP therefore pleading for the PIN to be sent back to him.
The CP who has been familiar with the antics of the fraudsters decided to play along with him while he sent men of Intelligence Response Team to technically track and apprehend the suspect.
It added that, at a stage the suspect who was not aware that he is being trailed was presenting himself to the CP as a deputy Inspector General of Police who is ready to assist the CP only if he can part with certain amount of money not knowing that the person he has been discussing with is a serving commissioner of police.
Luck however ran against him when he was traced to his hideout at Araromi phase in Ilogbo area of Ota where he was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, he confessed being a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of money running to millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.
Meanwhile, 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.
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