The FCT Commissioner of Police (CP), Sunday Babaji, has paraded a 61-year-old man, Olakunle Adesola, for posing as an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
Babaji, while speaking with newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested following a series of petitions and reports at various formations and units of the police command.
He said that the impostor, who resided at Liberty Estate by Spring Road in the Abuja Metropolitan Council (AMAC), was arrested on Sunday, November 20, 2022 by the command’s intelligence operatives at the Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro Cathedral, Garki, Area 3, where he had already defrauded scores of worshippers to the tune of about N10m.
He explained that the suspect’s modus operandi was to pose as a senior police officer between the rank of CP and AIG; a top-ranking EFCC official and/or a lawyer who owned a law firm by the name: Dr Kunle Adeshola & Associates.
Babaji said, “And it was upon the arrest of the suspect we were able to recover several forged documents, unissued police gears, tear gas canisters and forged academic documents from various learning institutions in his possession.”
While assuring that discrete investigation and effort to apprehend co-perpetrators of the criminal enterprise was ongoing, he emphasised that the suspect had absolutely no past or present affiliation with the police in status or otherwise and at any level.
He, therefore, advised the public to be wary of such unscrupulous elements who paraded themselves in such a manner in attempts to defraud them.