‘Retired assistant IGP’ arrested with 11 ATM cards and 10 chequebooks

Police in Abuja, Nigeria have arrested a 59-year-old man who has been allegedly posing as a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, promising people to help them win contracts.

Olawale Olatunji

The suspect, Olawale Olatunji was reportedly apprehended at a bank in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory of the state.


Police found 11 Automatic Teller Machine cards and 10 chequebooks of different banks on him.

The suspect was paraded in the presence of newsmen at the Abuja police headquarters on Wednesday, December 19.


Addressing the media, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, said that Olatunji had posed as an AIG to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by promising to assist them to get contracts at the Police Air Wing Department, according to

“On December 10, 2018, police operatives from the command arrested Olatunji, who had been parading himself as a retired AIG. The suspect had under the same pretext defrauded unsuspecting members of the public by offering to help them secure contracts at the Police Air Wing. In the course of investigation, fake Police Air Wing receipts, fake contract documents, 11 ATM cards, 10 chequebooks and letterheads of different companies were recovered from him as exhibits,” said the police boss.

Meanwhile, Olawale who boldly admitted to owning the 11 ATM cards and 10 chequebooks denied ever engaging in any criminal activity with them.

He said: “A pastor introduced me to someone as a retired AIG, but I didn’t defraud anyone. The ATM cards and chequebooks are for my bank accounts, which were opened for my business with different companies.” 

He charged the police to process him for court with dispatch.



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