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Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 52-year old man, Tayo Ogunmola, who attempted to dupe the command’s commissioner of police, CP Bashir Makama.
This was contained in a statement released by the command Public Relations Officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, through which he revealed that the suspected fraudster was arrested following a phone call he made to the CP pretending to be an old herbalist.
The suspect who at a stage claimed to be a Deputy Inspector General of Police who is ready to assist the CP only if he can part with a certain amount of money is now cooling his heels in the detention cell of the command.
The release read in part, “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.
“The team, however, traced him to his hideout at Araromi phase ii in ilogbo area of ota where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed been a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of money runs to millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP 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”.