- The Oyo state police command accuses one Olayinka Emmanuel, of parading himself as a professor at the University of Ibadan
- The police claims the suspect fraudulently collected N1m from a man under the pretext of manufacturing animal multivitamins for him
- DSS says no guns, money, PVCs were found in Daura’s house
The Oyo state police command has arrested a 54-year-old man who claimed to be a professor of animal husbandry at the University of Ibadan.
The state commissioner of police, Abiodun Odude, disclosed that the suspect, Olayinka Emmanuel, was arrested after he fraudulently collected N1m from a man under the pretext of manufacturing animal multivitamins for him, The Punch reports.
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The police accused the suspect of working with an accomplice, Adegoke Adewumi, 53, to obtain the money from Kolawole Kamorudeen.
“The duo lied to the victim that they were manufacturers of animal multivitamins. Believing them, the suspect parted with the sum only to later discover that the so-called multivitamins supplied to him were grinded green beans,” the police said.
“The suspect told police during investigation that the label was printed somewhere in the Oluwole area of Lagos State.
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“Four cartons of the green beans branded as multivitamin were recovered in the course of investigation."
The accomplice of the fake professor, Adewumi, said he was pressured to join the business because he was jobless.
“We actually used animal supplement to produce the vitamin, but we added green beans to improve the quantity for more money. I am jobless and that is why I went into the business. The professor is my boss,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, August 13, denied the claim that N21 billion and some Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were found in the house of its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura.
According to the DSS, the video from which the story making the round concerning the alleged discovery emanated is fake.
The Punch reports that a statement by Tony Opuiyo, its spokesperson in Abuja, confirmed that there was no truth in the allegation that N21billion and unspecified number of PVCs were found in Daura’s houses.
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