The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday, August 22, 2015, arrested Friday Aguibosim for allegedly impersonating former Commissioner of Police (CP), Kayode Aderanti, who had been transferred to Abuja.
According to a police source, who did not want his name mentioned, the 27-year-old Aguibosim was arrested on Aug. 12 for opening a Facebook account in the name of the former Lagos commissioner of police
The suspect was said to have opened a facebook account in the name of the former Lagos CP and requested policemen who wish to go on a peace keeping mission to pay money into a particular Fidelity Bank account.
The account was traced to the suspect at Ihiala, Anambra before he was arrested
The source said that Aguibosim had an accomplice, one Emmanuel Ekene, who also operated another Fidelity Bank account but the police said they were still on his trail.
The suspect however, told NAN that his cousin Victor Uzogba, received the money through his account. He later learnt Victor got the money in a fraudulent manner.
”My cousin said I should give him my account number that somebody wants to deposit money into the account. He said he had no ATM card and so I gave him my account. Later that day, somebody paid N30, 000 into the account. I withdrew the money via the ATM and gave it to him.”
”The police later came and arrested me after tracing the account to me. I have been trying Uzogba’s telephone line since then but it is not reachable. It was when I was arrested that I was told that he has a Facebook account which he also uses to defraud people,” the suspect said.
The source said that the police were making efforts to arrest his accomplice presently at large.