I’ve collected over N200,000 through the act – Suspect
The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has arrested a 25 year old Oyo indigene, Ayanrinde Abdulgafar who has been parading himself as a lawyer, thereby swindling unsuspecting members of the public.
While parading the suspect at the Command’s headquarters, Oke Ayepe, Osogbo, on Saturday, the state Commandant, Agboola Sunday, said Ayarinde who always presented himself as a Barrister, putting on legal regalia, went to courts in different states to perpetrate the act.
Adigun noted that the suspects perpetrated the act at the Federal High Court, Akure and State High Courts in Osogbo and Ilorin.
He said the suspect was arrested in a hotel on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Ilorin, Kwara State by the Command crack team in collaboration with Kwara State NSCDC command.
He said: “The suspect presented himself as a Barrister of law to one driver on the 23rd May, 2023 whose service he requested to drive him first to State High Court Osogbo before heading to Federal High Court, Akure.
“The suspect in his full regalia entered the court, exchange pleasantries with lawyers and thereafter approached a POS woman around the court premises and collected the sum of One hundred and fifty thousand naira with the aim to do the transfer.
“He had collected the phone of the driver to share his internet facility to help him transfer the money. He entered the court premises and disappeared into the thin air, only to be tracked to Ilorin, Kwara State”.
The suspect while speaking with newsmen, said he started duping people early this year, adding that he had collected over N200,000 from his victims.
When asked what lead him to the act, Ayanrinde said he did it to get back at his father who abandoned him since childhood, noting that he dropped out of school at 200 level due to lack of finance.