Kareem Hassan, a man who claimed to be a Group Captain with the Nigeria Airforce, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command while soliciting for financial assistance from a company in the state.
Premium Times reliably gathered that the 50 year old suspect, dressed in a Group Captain’s naval uniform, approached OAK Group of Companies located in Isheri, Ogun State, before he was caught.
Suspecting foul play, the Chief Executive Officer of the company got in touch with the police, unknown to Mr. Hassan.
The anti-crime police team attached to the Ibafo Division led by the divisional police officer, Abayomi Oladipo, proceeded to the scene and arrested the suspect.
Ogun State police command public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident and subsequent arrest, said the suspect has no fixed address.
“The police were able to apprehend him when the Chief Executive Officer of OAK Group of Companies located at Isheri, Ogun State, alerted the police of the suspect’s presence in his office,” Mr. Adejobi said.
“The CEO further stated that the suspect claimed to be an Air force officer attached to the Presidency in Abuja and solicited for financial assistance which raised suspicions,” he said.
“When interrogated, the 50 year old suspect confessed to being a fake officer. It has however been revealed that the suspect is a habitual criminal who had been arrested severally before now particularly in Ota in the year 2010 for similar offence and car snatching which led him to court,” the police spokesperson explained.
Mr. Adejobi said the suspect will soon be charged to court; adding that the commissioner of Police, Okoye Ikemefuna, expressed surprise to see the level to which people could be desperate to commit crimes.
He also warned that such will not be tolerated by the police in Ogun State.