Man Who Used Governor’s Phone To Dupe Paraded

Kelvin Igho.

Kelvin Igho.

A 32-year old man, Kelvin Igho, who was dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force, has been arrested and paraded by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, for allegedly using Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s phone to dupe prominent people.

Kelvin Igho.

Sources at SARS informed P.M.NEWS that Igho swapped his phone number with that of the Osun State governor and he started using it to dupe important personalities including a Personal Assistant to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, former Enugu State governor, Chimaroke Nnamani and others.

Luck ran out on Igho on 20 December 2011 when an aide to Oshiomhole reportedly paid N50,000 into his account at a branch of Intercontinental Bank in Lagos. As the suspect made effort to withdraw the money, he was arrested by police detectives attached to Ikotun Division.

But Igho managed to escape from police custody leaving his phone behind and allegedly retrieved the telephone line.

Four policemen attached to Ikotun Division were arrested and detained in connection with the escape of the suspect.

The police made efforts to re-arrest Igho and succeeded when, after several calls in about three months, Igho picked his call and policemen were able to trace him using the call log. He was picked up in his hideout in Ikotun by operatives of SARS.

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He was consequently detained at SARS headquarters in Ikeja for interrogation.

In his confessional statement, Igho claimed to be a commuter bus driver plying Oshodi/Lagos Island route but he said when his bus had a fault, its owner withdrew it from him.

Igho admitted he once served in the police and had issue with the authorities when he was tried for alleged robbery and dismissed.

He said the court later acquitted and discharged him but he decided not to return to his police job.

Police sources said Igho will soon be charged to court.

—Oluwole Adeboye & Ayodeji Dedeigbo

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