Man held for N1.4 m scam

A self-acclaimed Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) member, Alhaji Musa Araokanmi has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly collecting a sum of N1.4 million from one Halimot Olorunlomeru.

Araokanmi is alleged to have collected the amount under a pretence to get her auctioned car and motorcycles from the police auction sales.

He was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ago Iwoye Divisional Headquarters by the victim, who reported that the suspect introduced himself to her as a member of the PCRC in charge of Police auction sales.

According to Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, “She stated further that the suspect advised her to deposit the sum of N1.4 million with him to get a very good car and motorcycles from Police auction sales.

“Since he collected the said amount on June 2020, he has been on the run and efforts to locate him proved abortive, until he was recently sighted in Ago Iwoye.”

Oyeyemi further said that the Divisional Police Officer, Noah Adekanye, a Superintendent of Police, detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was eventualy picked.

The PPRO 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.”

Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, is said to have directed an in-depth investigation into the suspect’s past activities with a view to arraigning him in court as soon as possible.

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