Abdulsalam Ajibola, 42, was detained by members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara State on suspicion of scamming two applicants for admission.
According to reports, Ajibola pretended to be a soldier and promised to assist his victims in getting accepted into the Nigerian Defense Academy in Kaduna.
This information was revealed in a statement made accessible to journalists on Monday in Ilorin, the state capital, by the NSCDC’s state spokeswoman, DSC Ayeni Olasunkanmi.
Olasunkanmi claims that the suspect was apprehended in Oke Onigbin in the state’s Isin Local Government Area, where he allegedly pretended to be a soldier to scam 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 tracking unit of the command located the suspect on March 24, 2023, near Oke-Onigbin in the state’s Isin Local Government Area.
“Abdulsalam was accused of posing as a soldier and defrauding Ropo Gabriel and Abdullahi Saheed of N96,000 and N700,000, respectively, after promising to help them get into the Nigeria Defence Academy in Kaduna.
He was also accused of stealing a Toyota Picnic from Prophet Samuel Olugbemiga and using it for business transportation before fleeing.
After an investigation, the suspect will be charged, according to Olasunkanmi.