Police Arrest Fake PCRC Member For N1.4m Fraud In Ogun

A self-acclaimed Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) member, Alhaji Musa Araokanmi has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for collecting N1.4million from Halimot Olorunlomeru under the pretense that he would assist her to get auctioned car and motorcycles from police auction sales.

NewsBeatng reports that the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement in Abeokuta on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ago Iwoye Divisional Headquarters by the victim.

The suspect reportedly introduced himself to the victim as a member of the PCRC and that he was in charge of police auction sales.

She stated further that the suspect advised her to deposit N1.4 million with him to get a very good car and motorcycles from police auction sales.

“Since he collected the said amount on June 2020, he has been on the run and efforts to locate him proved abortive until he was recently sighted in Ago Iwoye.

“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.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect has never been a member of PCRC anywhere in Ogun State as he claimed.

“He has also confessed to the commission of the crime.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed an in- depth investigation into the suspect’s past activities, with the view to arraign him in court as soon as possible,” the statement added.

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