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Impersonators of minister’s aides arrested

06 February 2014, 17:03

Ibadan - The  Police Command in Oyo State  has arrested three men for impersonating aides of  the Minister of  Police Affairs, retired Captain Caleb Olubolade.

The police spokesperson in the command, DSP Olabisi Clet-Illobanafor, confirmed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan.

She said that the suspects were arrested in Ibadan on January 29 at about 4.00 p.m.

According to Clet-Ilobanafor, a police constable, Adegoke Ajibola,  and one Hamson Udoh of 1, Ray Balogun Street, Bariga, Lagos, had  reported the suspects.

“They alleged that the three men claimed they were from Ekiti State and one of them said he was the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Minister of Police Affairs, Olubolade.

“The supposed PA claimed that the two other suspects were his own Personal Assistant and orderly respectively,” she said.

Clet-Ilobanafor added that the principal suspect  attempted to defraud Udoh by promising to use his position to secure for him renovation contracts worth one  billion naira  in Oyo State Police Command.

The spokesperson said  the suspect, however, had continued to deny the allegation.

"He admitted being a local politician with occasional access to the minister. He added that he was on the minister’s payroll as one of his errand boys.

“He equally admitted giving the complainant some contract papers he fraudulently obtained from an unknown Abuja-based contractor,” she said.

Clet-Ilobanafor said that the two other suspects claimed they were only invited by the principal  suspect without any ulterior motive.

She said Udoh  had not yet paid any money to the suspects, adding  that further investigation was  in progress.

-  NAN


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