A 42-year-old man identified as Abdulsalam Ajibola has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State for allegedly defrauding two admission seekers.
Ajibola allegedly framed to be a soldier, promising his victims assistance to get admission into Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
DSC Ayeni Olasunkanmi, the State spokesperson for the NSCDC, revealed this in a statement made available to the press in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday, 3rd April.
According to Olasunkanmi, the suspect was arrested at Oke Onigbin in the Isin L.G.A of the state, where he reportedly impersonated a soldier to con the victims.
He was said to have collected N796,000 from two people, Abdullahi Saheed and Ropo Gabriel, while promising them admission into the NDA.
The suspect was also accused of fleeing with a Toyota Picnic car belonging to a prophet, Samuel Olugbemiga, after making the owner believe he intended to use it for commercial transportation.
The statement read: “The Tracking Unit of the NSCDC, Kwara State Command apprehended one Abdulsalam Ajibola, 42 years old, for allegedly impersonating a soldier to defraud some Nigerians.
“The suspect was tracked down at Oke-Onigbin, in Isin Local Government Area of the state on March 24, 2023, by the Tracking Unit of the command.
“Abdulsalam was alleged to have impersonated a soldier to defraud Abdullahi Saheed of N700,000 and Ropo Gabriel to the tune of N96,000 having promised to help them secure admission into the Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.
“He was alleged to have also falsely taken a Toyota Picnic car from one Prophet Samuel Olugbemiga for commercial transportation after which he absconded.”
Olasunkanmi said the suspect would be arraigned after the matter has been investigated.