The police in Ogun State, yesterday, arrested a 52-year-old suspected fraudster for alleged impersonation and plotting to swindle the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama.
It was learnt that the suspect, Tayo Ogunmola, made a phone call to Makama pretending to be an old herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card PIN to the telephone number of the CP.
It was further gathered that Ogunmola who was unaware of being trailed by police operatives, reportedly impersonated a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police and told the CP of his readiness to assist him if the CP was ready to part with some money.
He was tracked by men of the Intelligence Response Team and apprehended.
On interrogation, he confessed to being a fraudster who had defrauded many members of the public of money running into millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.
Source (Daily Trust, Monday, May 20th, 2019.)