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Fake police committee member scams Ogun woman N1.4m



A self-acclaimed Police Community Relations Committee member, Musa Araokanm, Musa Araokanm, has been arrested for defrauding the an unsuspecting victim.


According to The Punch, the suspect was arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.



Under the false pretence of assisting in recovering a car and motorcycles from the police auction sales, the suspect collected N1.4m from one Halimot Olorunlomeru.


The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.


Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ago-Iwoye divisional headquarters by the victim.


According to Oyeyemi, the victim reported that the suspect introduced himself to her as a member of the PCRC and that he was in charge of Police auction sales.


He said, “She stated further that the suspect advised her to deposit the sum of N1.4m with him to get a very good car and motorcycles from Police auction sales.


“Since he collected the said amount in June 2020, he has been on the run and efforts to locate him proved abortive until he was recently sighted in Ago-Iwoye.


“On the strength of the complaint, the DPO Ago-Iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.”


The police spokesman added that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was never been a member of PCRC anywhere in the state.


“He has also confessed to the commission of the crime,” he said.


Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the suspect’s past activities, with the view to arraigning him in court as soon as possible.

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