A SERIAL fraudster who specialises in impersonating senior police officers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public has been in Abuja.
He is a 61-year-old resident of Liberty Estate by Spring Road AMAC, Abuja, one Olakunle Adesola, who also fleeces Federal Capital Territory residents of their money by passing himself out as famous legal practitioner with the name: Dr. Kunle Adeshola & Associate.
A statement issued yesterday by the command’s spokesman, Josephine Adeh, said the suspect was nabbed following series of petitions and reports at various formations and units of the Police Command.
According to Adeh, he was arrested by detectives attached to State Criminal investigations Department (SCID ) at Our Lady Queen of Cathedral Church, Area III, Garki, Abuja, where he has allegedly defrauded scores of unsuspecting worshipers.
Adeh also said preliminary investigation has revealed that Adesola successfully defrauded his victims to the tune of about N10 million before his arrest.
“The suspects, when interviewed, confessed to having been a perpetrator of this criminal enterprise as far back as the year 1980. Upon the arrest, several forged documents, unissued police gear, tear gases, and forged academic documents from various learning institutions were recovered in possession of the suspect. While discrete investigation and effort to apprehend co-perpetrators of this criminal enterprise are ongoing, the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, CP Babaji Sunday Psc wishes to categorically state that the suspect has absolutely no past or present affiliation with the police in status or otherwise and at any level. Members of the public are therefore advised to be weary of such unscrupulous elements who parade themselves in such manner as the above or any other in other to defraud members of the public,” the statement reads in part.