A 52-year-old suspected fraudster, Tayo Ogunmola, is presently cooling his heels in the detention cell of the Ogun State Police Command for making an attempt to swindle the command’s Commissioner Of Police, CP Bashir Makama.
The suspect was arrested after 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 and therefore pleaded for the pin to be sent back to him.
CP Makama, 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.
At a stage, the suspect who was not aware that he is being trailed 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 has been discussing with is a serving Commissioner Of Police.
He however ran out of luck when he was traced to his hideout at Araromi phase II in Ilogbo area of Ota where he was promptly arrested.
Upon interrogation, he confessed to being a fraudster who had defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public of money worth millions of naira out of which he built the house he was arrested in.
Meanwhile, 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.