In Kwara State, Nigeria, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended a man for impersonating a military officer and defrauding his victims. The suspect, Abdusalam Ajibola, 40, allegedly defrauded his victims of N796,000, promising to assist them in securing admissions at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
The suspect, who also absconded with a Toyota picnic car belonging to one Prophet Samuel Olugbemiga, has been accused of fraud and impersonation. Ayeni Olasunkanmi, the spokesman for the NSCDC in Kwara State, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, Abdusalam Ajibola, to reporters in Ilorin on Monday.
According to Olasunkanmi, the tracking unit of the NSCDC Kwara State Command apprehended the suspect at Oke-Onigbin, in Isin LGA, Kwara state, on the 24th of March 2023. The suspect was alleged to have defrauded Abdullahi Saheed of N700,000 and Ropo Gabriel of N96,000 by impersonating a soldier and promising to assist them in gaining admission to the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.
The suspect, Abdusalam Ajibola, is now in custody and will be arraigned before the court for prosecution. The NSCDC in Kwara State is urging members of the public to be cautious and report any suspicious activities to the authorities. The NSCDC is also warning individuals to be cautious of fraudsters posing as military officers or other security agents, especially those promising to offer assistance in exchange for money or other valuables.