Police in Ondo State arrested 22-year-old Bakare Ayobami, for buying a N.4.6m car with a fake bank alert.
Spokesperson of the command, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Akure, said that the suspect had, on Oct. 20, 2023, went to a car stand belonging to Mr. Filani Oluwaseun and Mr. Ogbaguwa Oluwasola at Ikare Road, Owo, to buy a Toyota Corolla 2006 model for the sum of N4,650,000.00 using a fake bank alert.
According to the PPRO, through intelligence gathering, Police operatives attached to the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad arrested Ayobami Bakare and his accomplice, one Abdullahi Abubakar, aged 26, in Ekiti.
“The stolen vehicle was recovered in Osogbo, Osun State, while another Toyota Camry 2014 model valued at N6.2 million, suspected to have been stolen, was also recovered from the suspect.
“Other items recovered include one iPhone 12 PRO Max valued at N600,000.00k and one iPhone 14 PRO, all purchased with fake transfer,” she said.
Odunlami-Omisanya, who stated that the suspect had confessed to the crime, said he would be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.