Fake PCRC man in police net over alleged ₦1.4m fraud

The suspect

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a self-acclaimed Police Community Relations Committee member, Alhaji Musa Araokanmi over alleged fraud.

Crime report from the command indicated that the suspect collecting the sum of ₦1.4m (one million four hundred thousand naira) from one Halimot Olorunlomeru under the pretence that he will assist her to get auctioned car and motorcycles from the police auction sales.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters of the command by the victim.

He said she had reported that the suspect introduced himself to her as a member of Police Community Relations Committee(PCRC),and that he is in charge of Police auction sales.

She stated further that the suspect advised her to deposit the sum of #1.4 million with him to get a very good car and motorcycles from Police auction sales.

Oyeyemi added that since the suspect collected the said amount since June 2020, he has been on the run and efforts to locate him proved abortive, until he was recently sighted in Ago iwoye.

Acting on the strength of the complaint, the Divisional Police Officer, Ago Iwoye, SP Noah Adekanye detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect has never been a member of PCRC anywhere  in Ogun State as he claimed. He has also confessed to the commission of the crime.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed an in- depth investigation into the suspect’s past activities, with the view of arraigning him in court as soon as possible.




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