Recovered ID cards

Recovered ID cards

…Police recover forged documents, unissued Police gear, Canisters of tear gas, other items

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested a serial fraudster who specialised in impersonating legal practitioners and law enforcement officers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

Following a series of petitions and reports at various formations and units of the Police Command, the imposter, Olakunle Adesola, a 61 years old resident of Liberty Estate by Spring Road AMAC Abuja, was arrested on Sunday 20th November 2022.

It was also discovered that he had defrauded scores of unsuspecting worshippers.

The suspect’s modus operandi was to impersonate a senior Police Officer between the ranks of Commissioner and Assistant Inspector General of Police, top-ranking EFCC officials, or a legal practitioner who owns a law firm by the name Dr.Kunle Adeshola & Associate.

The suspect, under this guise, has successfully defrauded many to the tone of about N10,000,000.

The suspect, when interviewed confessed to having been a perpetrator of this criminal enterprise as far back as 1980. Upon his arrest, several forged documents, unissued Police gear, Tear gases, and forged academic papers from various learning institutions were recovered in the suspect’s possession.

While discrete investigation and effort to apprehend co-perpetrators of this criminal enterprise are ongoing,  the Commissioner of Police FCT Command, CP Babaji Sunday, stated that the suspect absolutely had no past or present affiliation with the Police in status or otherwise and at any level.

He said: “Members of the public are therefore advised to be wary of such unscrupulous elements who parade themselves in such manner as the above or any other in other to defraud members of the public. I hereby reaffirm the Command’s commitment to bringing crime and criminality in all its forms and expression to the barest minimum. While painstaking effort is being deployed to ensure the above, members of the public are therefore urged to maintain vigilance and report suspicious activities to the police.”

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