A self-acclaimed Police Community Relations Committee member, Musa Araokanm, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defrauding the public.
THE DAILY VENDOR learnt that Araokanm had allegedly collected the sum of N1.4m from one Halimot Olorunlomeru under the pretence that he would assist her to get a car and motorcycles from the police auction sales.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ago-Iwoye divisional headquarters by the victim.
According to Oyeyemi, the victim reported that the suspect introduced himself to her as a member of the PCRC and that he was in charge of Police auction sales.
He said, “She stated further that the suspect advised her to deposit the sum of N1.4m with him to get a very good car and motorcycles from Police auction sales.
“Since he collected the said amount in 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.”
The police spokesman added that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was never been a member of PCRC anywhere in the state.
“He has also confessed to the commission of the crime,” he said.
Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the suspect’s past activities, with the view to arraigning him in court as soon as possible.