He was an officer but has since been dismissed. Ariyo Wasiu, a resident of Lagos was said to have been dismissed 6 years ago from the mechanic department of the customs for acts of indiscipline.
According to the police, the dismissed officer was arrested while allegedly perfecting his act at a firm in Agbara area of Ogun State.
The spokesman for the police in Ogun State, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, said investigation had begun to determine the culpability or otherwise of the fake Assistant Comptroller of Customs.
During interrogation, the suspect, Mr Ariyo Wasiu, claimed that he was lured into duping as a result of the current harsh economic reality.