Nigeria: Two arrested for defrauding people in the name of Ogun governor e-elect, Dapo Abiodun
London, April 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Men of Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command have arrested two members of a syndicate who have been using the name of Ogun State governor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun to defraud unsuspecting members of the public
The gang member had under pretence that the governor elect asked them to form a task force with the name “Keep Ogun State Clean Corps” which they advertised as “Dapo Abiodun Environmental Task Force”.
The syndicate has being misinforming members of the public that the governor elect is planning to employ 10,000 youth on the average of 500 from each Local Government area. They went further with advertorial urging interested members of the public to come forward and register with #3,000 per person.
But in a swift reaction, the governor elect in a statement issued by his media aide Rt Hon. Remmy Hassan dissociated the governor elect from the group and warned members of the public to beware of the fraudulent syndicate.
On the strength of this, the Ogun Commissioner of police, Bashir Makama directed the officer in-charge of Anti kidnapping/cultist section to go after the syndicate with the view to bring them to book before they will succeeded in defrauding people of their hard earned money.
The team, according to the police image maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, embarked on tactical investigation of the suspects and within 24hrs, the efforts yielded positive result when the duo of Hassan Jimoh ‘m’ who claimed to be the State coordinator of the group and Taiwo Edun ‘m’ were arrested at different locations.
Different type of letters written to various State agencies and uniform with inscription “Keep Ogun State Clean” were recovered from the suspects.
The state Commissioner of Police has ordered a thorough investigation of the case; he also directed that all members of the syndicate must be hunted for and brought to justice.
COMPOL Makama warned members of the public to always make enquiries before parting with their money in order not be swindled by this type of unscrupulous elements in our society.