How fraudsters used name of Ogun Governor-elect to defraud people

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice, Abeokuta
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The Police in Ogun State has arrested two members of a syndicate who have been using the name of Ogun State governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun to defraud unsuspecting people in the state.

The suspects defrauded people by claiming that the governor-elect asked them to form a task force with the name 'Keep Ogun State Clean Corps' which they advertised as 'Dapo Abiodun Environmental Task Force'.

The syndicate has being misinforming members of the public that the governor elect is planning to employ 10,000 youths on the average of 500 from each Local Government area.

The suspects asked interested members of the public to register for the recruitment with #3,000 per person.

But in a statement issued by his media aide, 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, CP Bashir Makama directed the officer in-charge of the Anti kidnapping 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.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi told The Nigerian Voice that the the police team embarked on tactical investigation and that 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.

Different type of letters written to various State agencies and uniform with inscription “Keep Ogun State Clean” were recovered from them.

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 CP warned members of the public to always make enquiries before parting with their money in order not be swindled by unscrupulous elements.