The fraudster, whose real identity was yet to be known at the time of filing this report claimed to be the son of a Catholic priest, Bishop Alaba Job, when he was arrested last week in the state capital.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joshua Olayemi disclosed to newsmen while parading the culprit before the public that he was arrested while trying to dupe the governor.
According to the PPRO, the fraudster was to deliver a letter which he claimed was from the bishop to Oyinlola when the long arm of the law caught up with him in the process.
The force image-maker stated further that the accused person confidently requested to see the governor and comfortably told the state helmsman of his mission, which he claimed was from the Catholic priest.
Olayemi disclosed further that the governor who was suspicious of the culprit called the priest on his phone to confirm whether he actually sent anyone to his office with a letter.
“Luck ran out of the fraudster as the bishop denied sending anybody to the governor’s office nor having knowledge of anyone visiting the governor on his behalf,” said the PPRO. The image maker stated that the governor had to give the suspected criminal the phone to confirm what the Catholic cleric told him before he (suspect) was handed over to the police for prosecution.
– BISI ADESOYE