Tayo Ogunmola, a 52-year-old suspected fraudster, is presently cooling his heels in the detention cell of the Ogun State Police Command for making an attempt to swindle CP Bashir Makama, the Commissioner at the helm of affairs at the Command.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed Ogunmola’s arrest disclosed that “the suspect’s arrest 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 is familiar with the antics of the fraudsters, decided to play along with him while he sent men of the Intelligence Response Team to technically track and apprehend the suspect”.
Oyeyemi also a stated that “the suspect who was not aware that he was being trailed, presented himself to the CP as a Deputy Inspector General of Police who is ready to assist the CP only if he can part with a certain amount of money, not knowing that the person he was discussing with is a serving Commissioner of Police”.
The suspect’s luck ran out when he was traced to his hideout at Araromi Phase II 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 into millions of naira, feom which he built the house he is living in presently”, Oyeyemi disclosed.
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 a court of competent jurisdiction.