Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The police in Abuja have arrested a 59-year-old man said to be posing as a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police at a bank in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory.
The suspect, Olawale Olatunji, was allegedly found with 11 Automatic Teller Machine cards and 10 chequebooks of different banks, which he claimed belonged to him.
Parading the suspect in Abuja on Wednesday, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, stated that Olatunji had posed as an AIG to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by promising to assist them to get contracts at the Police Air Wing Department.
Ciroma said, “On December 10, 2018, police operatives from the command arrested Olatunji, who had been parading himself as a retired AIG.
“The suspect had under the same pretext defrauded unsuspecting members of the public by offering to help them secure contracts at the Police Air Wing.
“In the course of investigation, fake Police Air Wing receipts, fake contract documents, 11 ATM cards, 10 chequebooks and letterheads of different companies were recovered from him as exhibits.”
Olatunji admitted ownership of the seized items, including the fake Police Air Wing receipts, but denied defrauding people.
“A pastor introduced me to someone as a retired AIG, but I didn’t defraud anyone. The ATM cards and chequebooks are for my bank accounts, which were opened for my business with different companies,” he claimed.
The suspect asked the police to charge him to court, insisting that he was not a criminal.
The police also paraded Ola Olusoji and Kola Akintola, who allegedly dispossessed one Tony Wanah of his Toyota Corolla car after stabbing him with a pair of scissors.
Wanah was later certified dead by doctors at the Kubwa General Hospital, where he was rushed to for medical attention. (Punch)