The Nigerian police have arrested a 59-year-old man who parades himself as a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police at a bank in Kubwa area of Abuja.
Olawale Olatunji, the suspect was arrested with 11 ATM cards, and 10 cheque books of different banks, which he claimed were owned by him.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, while parading the suspect alleged that Olatunji had posed as an AIG to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by promising to assist them in getting contracts at the Police Airwing department.
He said, “On December 10, 2018, Police operatives from the Command arrested Olatunji who has been parading himself as a retired AIG.
“The suspect had under the same pretext defrauded unsuspecting members of the public by offering to help them secure contracts at the Police Air Wing.
“In the course of the investigation, fake Police Air Wing receipts, fake contract documents, 11 ATM cards, 10 checkbooks and letter headed papers of different companies were recovered from him as exhibits.”
He, however, admitted ownership of the exhibits including the fake Police Air Wing receipts, but he denied defrauding people.
“A pastor introduced me to someone as a retired AIG, but I didn’t defraud anyone. The ATM cards and checkbooks were for my bank accounts which were opened for my business with different companies,” he stated.