An ex-bank worker, Olayinka Olatunji, 42 has been paraded by the police for impersonating and presenting himself as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). He was paraded at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mohammed Katsina through his spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu who briefed journalists on the activities of the impostor said that the suspect was arrested in his office at Iwo-road shopping complex where he was used to defraud innocent people.
Items recovered from the suspect included a fake police warrant card and a portrait of himself in full police uniform with the rank of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP 1).
The suspect confessed to that he had been in the business since March this year and that he bought the police accessories from an undisclosed Police Training School.
The accused said that he used the police uniform to disguise himself as a police officer to transport imported fairly used cars from one location to another. In a related development, the Command also paraded a six man gang alleged to be “international fraudsters” who specialised in defrauding banks and their customers through the internet.
The CP said the gang confessed during interrogation, that their leader was based in France and that he assembled them in Nigeria to defraud a first generation bank in Iseyin area of Oyo State.
He said they lured one Owoade Olusegun, a staff of the bank in charge of the teller unit, to connect the bank internet system to pave way for them to transfer customer’s funds with ease.
According to CP, “they criminally hoodwinked the security guard to get numbers of staffs in banks and released it to the gang leader”, adding, “having secured the number, they arranged for meetings with the bank staff and also invited other gang members from Lagos and Abuja respectively for a meeting in Iseyin.