Security agents apprehend fraudster for posing as Amotekun recruitment official in lbadan


A suspected fraudster , Kareem Taiwo , has been arrested by security agents in Ibadan , the Oyo State capital , while trying to defraud some residents who wanted to register into the state security outfit codenamed Amotekun Corps.

Taiwo , who is from the Ibadan North Local Government Area of the state , was arrested on Monday for trying to swindle unsuspecting members of the public .

Reports gathered that the suspect was earlier seen pasting a notice at the Adamasingba Stadium , venue of the recruitment screening .

He was said to have indicated his name and phone numbers on the notice .

However , the management of the security outfit got wind of the notice on Monday .

He was subsequently apprehended and handed over to security agents .

The suspect, when interrogated , blamed the act on the devil.

“ Only one person contacted me through my number, ” he added .

The Chairman of the Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps ), Gen . Kunle Toogun (retd . ) , urged members of the public to be wary of fraudsters in their quest to enlist into the corps.

According to Toogun , screening of applicants into the corps, which started from Ibadan , would be extended to other parts of the state.

The screening exercise commenced last week with applicants presenting their certificates for screening .

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