A 52yr old suspected fraudster Tayo Ogunmola is presently cooling his heels in the detention cell of Ogun state police command for making an attempt to swindle the command’s commissioner of police CP, Bashir Makama.
The arrest of the suspect 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.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the CP who had been familiar with the antics of the fraudsters decided to play along with him while he sent men of Intelligence Response Team to technically track and apprehend the suspect.
“At a stage, the suspect who was not aware that he is being trail 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 been discussing with is a serving commissioner of police.
“Luck however ran against him 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 been a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of money runs to millions of naira out of which he built the house he is living in presently.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police 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 the court of competent jurisdiction.