Two suspected fraudsters, Jimoh and Taiwo Edun have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly using the name of Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun to defraud people under the pretext of providing employment for job seekers.
It was gathered that luck ran against the duo, who claimed to be coordinators for an illegal task force, with the name “Keep Ogun State Clean Corps” which they advertised as “Dapo Abiodun Environmental Task Force”, when the police apprehended them
The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed to journalists on Friday said the syndicate has being misinforming members of the public that the governor elect is planning to employ 10,000 youth on the average of 500 from each Local Government area.
‘They went further in the said advert that interested members of the public should come forward and register with N3, 000 per person’, Oyeyemi said, adding that in a swift reaction, the governor elect in a statement issued by his media aide,Hon Remmy Hassan dissociated the Governor elect from the group and warned members of the public to beware of the fraudulent syndicate.
‘On the strength of this, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama directed the officer in-charge Anti-kidnapping/cultist section to go after the syndicate with the view to bring them to book before they will succeeded in defrauding people of their hard earned money’, he said.
Oyeyemi said, the team embarked on tactical investigation of the suspects and within 24 hours, the efforts yielded positive result when the duo of Hassan Jimoh who claimed to be the State coordinator of the group and Taiwo Edun were arrested in different locations.
The police spokesman said, different type of letters written to various State agencies and uniform with inscription “Keep Ogun State Clean” were recovered from them, explaining that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a thorough investigation of the case
‘He also directed that all members of the syndicate must be hunted for and brought to justice. The Commissioner therefore warned members of the public to always make enquiries before parting with their money in order not be swindled by this type of unscrupulous elements in our society.’
Source: Talafans inc