A 52yr old man, Tayo Ogunmola is now in Police net in Ogun for allegedly making an attempt to swindle the State command’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Bashir Makama.
The arrest of the suspect followed a phone call he made to the CP allegedly 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.
Spokesman of the State command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known said that 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 track and apprehend the suspect.
Oyeyemi said at a stage, the suspect who was not aware that he was 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.
He added that luck ran against him when he was traced to his hideout at Araromi phase II in Ilogbo area of Ota where he was arrested.
The Police Spokesman said on interrogation, the suspect confessed that he is a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police 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.