Police Nab Fake Bank Alerts Syndicates
-As Police operatives arrested a syndicate who specialises in defrauding innocent traders using fake bank payment alerts.
On the 1/8/2019 at about 6:20pm,following intelligence report,Police operatives attached to the Command Monitoring unit (CMU) arrested the following syndicate.
(i) Eko Charles ‘m’ aged 25 years (Main suspect)and,
(Ii) Rabiu Idris ‘m’ aged 24 years(Receiver)both Gariki Ugwuoba, Enugu State.
2. Suspects who specialises in defrauding innocent traders by generating fake bank payment alerts went to the shop of one Godwin Chukwu of No. 59 Zik Avenue, Awka on the 31/7/2019 to buy televisions, fraudulently generated and sent fake SMS alert for the payment of #200,000 to his phone and he released two 43 inch Television sets oblivious of their fraudulent trick.
3. Consequently, on the 1/8/2019 at about 1:pm, suspects did the same thing and collected 4 Televisions and other accessories all valued at #230,000.
4. Complainant went to the bank to withdraw the money but was told by the bank that no payment was made into his account.
5. Meanwhile,As luck would have it same syndicate placed an order for 95 inch TV, a deep freezer,Sumec fireman generator with a promise to send an alert.but Police detectives laid siege within around the shop premises and arrested the main suspect one Eko Charles who came to collect the items.
6.However,four 32 inches Television sets earlier collected under false pretense from the complainant were recovered from Rabiu Idris. Case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
SP Haruna Muhammed
PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command