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Amotekun arrests suspected fraudster in Osun

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

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A 51-year-old suspected fraudster identified as Adegboroye Adetola Akinola, has been nabbed by the operatives of Osun Amotekun.

 Commander of the corps in the state, Brigadier General Bashir Adewinmbi, rtd, made this known on Sunday.

General Adewinmbi also disclosed that Akinola, who is an indigene of Igbara Odo of Ekiti State, was arrested for allegedly defrauding nine victims of the sum of N1,597,000 at the Oluyole area of Ibadan in Oyo State, under the guise of processing Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC registration and International Passport.

According to the Osun Amotekun boss, “Amotekun Intelligence operatives swung into action to arrest the suspect immediately after the victim reported the case to the Amotekun Ayedaade Command in Gbongan.

“During the investigation, the operatives discovered that the suspect had changed his phone number, and relocated from Ibadan to Igbara-Odo in Ekiti State, where he was invited to Gbongan by his girlfriend for business where he was later arrested.

“The suspect is facing allegations of criminal conspiracy, fraud, impersonation, deceit, cheating, and identity theft. The suspect is using different names and account numbers to defraud his victims.

“Further investigation revealed that the suspect goes by different names such as Ayodeji Harry-young, and Samuel Ayodeji with multiple phone numbers and ATM cards bearing different names that he uses to perpetrate his heinous acts, he confessed to joining 419 gangs in 2003 in Ekiti State,” Adewinmbi said.

Adewinmbi asserted that the arrest underscored the commitment and dedication of the Osun Amotekun Corps to combating crimes in the state and ensuring the safety and security of lives and properties in the state.

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He said the suspect has been handed over to Amotekun Oyo State Command for further Interrogation and prosecution.

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