Police arrest 61-year-old fake AIG

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Police arrest 61-year-old fake AIG

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a serial fraudster who specialises in impersonating legal practitioners and senior law enforcement officers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The Police spokesperson FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the arrest followed a series of petitions and reports at various formations/units of the Police Command, that the imposter, one Olakunle Adesola, 61, resident of Liberty Estate by Spring Road, AMAC, Abuja was claiming to be an assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).

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The police said the suspect was finally arrested on Sunday, November 20, 2022, by the command’s intelligence asset attached to the Anti-violence Crime section of the State Criminal investigations Department (SCID) at Our Lady Queen of Cathedral Church, Area III where scores of unsuspecting worshippers have reportedly been defrauded.

The Police said, “The suspect’s modus operandi is to impersonate a senior police officer between the ranks of commissioner and assistant inspector general of police, top-ranking EFCC officials, and/or a legal practitioner who owns a law firm by the name Dr Kunle Adeshola & Associate and he has successfully defrauded many to the tone of about N10,000,000.

“The suspects when interviewed confessed to having been a perpetrator of this criminal enterprise as far back as the year 1980. Upon the arrest, several forged documents, unissued police gear, tear gases and forged academic documents from various learning institutions were recovered in possession of the suspect.”

The police said while discrete investigation and effort to apprehend co-perpetrators of this criminal enterprise are ongoing, the commissioner of police, FCT command, CP Babaji Sunday, “wishes to categorically state that the suspect has absolutely no past or present affiliation with the police in status or otherwise and at any level.”