The Police in FCT have arrested two suspected
fraudsters and recovered a fake number plate and
two identity cards purportedly issued by State House/
Wilson Inalegwu, the Commissioner of Police in the
territory, made this known at 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
“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 contracts.
“When he is seen with the state house number, they
will think that he is an official in the state house,” he
The commissioner said the suspects also mentioned
other accomplices, now at large. “They suspects
would be arraigned.”
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.
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