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Fake Police Assistant Inspector General Caught Red-handed With 11 ATM Cards, 10 Cheque Books

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The Police in Abuja have arrested a 59-year-old man posing as a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police at a bank in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Punch Metro reports.

Olawale Olatunji was allegedly found in possession of 11 ATM cards and 10 cheque books of different banks which he claimed belonged to him.

Parading the suspect in Abuja on Wednesday, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, stated 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.

Olatunji 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 claimed.

The suspect asked the police to charge him to court, noting that he was not a criminal.


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