Fake Alert Fraudsters Land In Police Net In Delta

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Police operatives in Delta State have apprehended two suspected fraudsters said to be specialists in generating fake alert to defraud unsuspecting POS operators.

The suspects were identified as Ofemu Obus, 23, and Henry Ekpu, 28years.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspected fraudsters were nabbed by operatives attached to the Command’s Raiders squad on October 27, 2022.

The Police Public Relations Officer  (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe while confirming the arrest, said the suspects are now in police custody, adding that investigation into the matter has commenced.

He said, ” The Command have arrested two suspects namely,  Ofemu Obus ‘m’ age 23yrs and Henry Ekpu ‘m’ age 28yrs, the two suspects were arrested by Operatives attached to the Command’s Raiders squad on 27/10/2022, the suspects are alleged to specialize in Defrauding unsuspecting POS operators by generating fake alerts which they use to deceives their victims and defraud them of their money. 

Suspects are in Custody and investigation is ongoing”.

In a related development, the Command has arrested arrested two persons over alleged mobile phone theft, recovered a car and a firearm.

The police public relations officer DSP Bright who made the disclosure in a release stated that ” On the 26/10/2022 at about 1700hrs, operatives of Dragon patrol teams 29 and 26 led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, while on stop and search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Okwuvo Okpe LGA, intercepted a Daylong motorcycle with Reg. No. Delta UGH 353 VQ carrying two male occupants.

” The Policemen conducted  a search on them during which,  one (1) Iphone, one (1) Infinix  phone, one (1) Nokia torch phone were recovered. While the search was being conducted, the owners of the Phones started calling, and they alleged that they were  at Sapele and Oghara respectively. 

” The two suspects were later identified as John Francis ‘m’ age 26yrs of Uru-Ughelli Street Agbarho and Godsent Orogun ‘m’, age 25yrs of No. 18 Ovwiagba. Suspects are in custody while Investigation is ongoing.

“Acting on intelligence report about an armed robbery syndicate who operates around Awka-Enugu highway axis but hibernate in Asaba,  at about 1145hrs of date operatives of CP.-Decoy squad acting on a tip off, mobilized to Oduke-Okwe axis of Asaba where the suspects who were driving a Toyota Seinna SUV with Reg. No. ASB 781 YF, upon sighting the Police, abandoned the said vehicle and took into the crowd at the market.

”  Upon search of the vehicle, one locally Made Barretta Pistol, and a Samsung phone was recovered beneath the driver’s seat. Investigation is ongoing”.

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