A 59-year-old man, Olawale Olatunji, 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, has been arrested by the police with 11 Automatic Teller Machine cards and 10 chequebooks of different banks found on him.
Parading the suspect before newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday December 19th, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, said 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.
“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 who admitted to owning all the incriminating items found on him, denied carrying out any fraudulent activities. He demanded that the police charge him to court immediately.
“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 said