Police in FCT have arrested two
suspected fraudsters and recovered
a fake number plate and two
identity cards purportedly issued
by State House/Presidency.
Commissioner of Police in the
territory, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, made
this known at a news conference in
Abuja on Friday.
Inalegwu said the suspects were
arrested in a white Range Rover
Jeep bearing the fake number plate
after the City Gate on Airport Road.
The commissioner added that 2,900
fake Euros were also recovered
from the suspects.
“Our officers are deployed round
the territory for surveillance so that
we can rid the territory of all sorts
“During one of our patrols along
the airport road, after City Gate, a
vigilant officer saw a range rover
jeep, white in colour, being driven
toward the airport road.
“The officer observed the
registration number to be State
House, SH2011, and being curious,
he alerted Wuye Police Division.
“When the driver of the car was
accosted, he parked the car and
took to his heels. He was chased
and apprehended,” he said.
According to Inalegwu, when the
driver was questioned, “he told us
that this was a ploy to lure
unsuspecting citizens, who are
desirous of appointment and juicy
“When he is seen with the state
house number, they will think that
he is an official in the state house,”
The commissioner said the
suspects also mentioned other
accomplices, now at large.
He urged the public to be vigilant
and wary of fraudsters who would
want to use all means to defraud
them of their hard earned money.