Ogun State Police Command have arrested a self-acclaimed Police Community Relations Committee member, Musa Araokanm, for allegedly defrauding the public.
The suspect was said to have collected the sum of N1.4m from one Halimot Olorunlomeru pretending that he would assist her to get a car and motorcycles from the police auction sales.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Thursday. Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ago-Iwoye divisional headquarters by the victim.
He said, “She stated further that the suspect advised her to deposit the sum of N1.4m with him to get a very good car and motorcycles from Police auction sales.
“On the strength of the complaint, the DPO Ago-Iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.”
The police spokesman added that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was never been a member of PCRC anywhere in the state.
“He has also confessed to the commission of the crime,” he said.
Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the suspect’s past activities, with the view to arraigning him in court as soon as possible.