Abdulsalam Ajibola, 42, was detained in Kwara State by members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for allegedly scamming two applicants for admission.
Ajibola allegedly pretended to be a soldier and assured his victims that he would assist them in getting accepted into the Nigerian Defense Academy in Kaduna.
In a statement made accessible to journalists in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday, DSC Ayeni Olasunkanmi, the state’s NSCDC spokeswoman, revealed this.
Olasunkanmi claims that the suspect was apprehended in the town of Oke Onigbin in the state’s Isin Local Government Area, where he allegedly pretended to be a soldier to swindle the victims.
According to reports, he promised Abdullahi Saheed and Ropo Gabriel entry to the NDA in exchange for N796,000 from each of them.
The suspect is also charged with stealing a Toyota Picnic that belonged to Samuel Olugbemiga, a prophet after he bought it from the owner pretending to use it for business purposes.
The following was stated in the statement: “Abdulsalam Ajibola, 42, was caught by the Tracking Unit of the NSCDC, Kwara State Command, for allegedly impersonating a soldier to swindle certain 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.”
After an investigation, the suspect will be charged, according to Olasunkanmi.