. Impersonates President’s ADC
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Col Hassan Ayinde for begging for money to purchase ram to perform his Eildil Kabir rites in Agbado Ogun State.
Ayinde, 50, who hails from Ifelodun Local Government of Osun State was arrested around 2pm on Monday at the palace of Alagbado of Agbado His Royal Highness Oba Adedayo Shyllum . According to a statement in which he confirmed the arrest, Ogun State Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi pointed out that Ayinde “claimed to be a Colonel and the Aide De Camp(ADC) to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and was soliciting for help to buy ram for sallah”.
Adejobi stated that the traditional ruler became suspicious of him when he claimed to be the ADC to the President and begged for money to purchase ram for sallah. The monarch immediately informed the police and he was arrested.
On interrogation, Mr Hassan confessed to be a dismissed Air Force officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but poses as a Colonel to make ends meet. He said he attended the military school in 1979 and was posted to Zuru, Kebbi State as Lance Corporal; and that he attended the Nigeria Defence Academy in 1980 and passed out in 1985.
The fake colonel also said he worked with the presidency in 1997 before he was dismissed in the year 1999 as a Wing Commander.
Adejobi told Street Journal that “the suspect, who claims to be residing at the National Defence College, is presently cooling his feet in our custody and will be charged to court at the end of our investigation”.
On behalf of the Ogun State Command, he urged the general public to beware of such fraudsters who may want to dupe them of their earnings and always contact the police whenever they are in doubt..