A suspected fraudster identified as Emeka Akuma, who bought a Lexus 330 Salon car with fake bank alert at Festac town in Lagos state, has been arrested by the police in Akwa Ibom state.
According to the spokesperson of the Akwa Ibom state police command, SP Odiko MacDon, the officers also arrested Moses James Asuquo, a POS operator, for using fake bank alert to dupe one Markson Mark Wisdom and Edidiong Samuel Robert of the sum of N200,000.00.
SP Odiko MacDon, said Akuma, from Abia State, was arrested while driving along IBB road by Ibom Hall in Akwa Ibom with fake plate number; Lagos AKD 230 GQ through the instrument of intelligence-driven policing of Anti-Cultism unit.
The statement read;
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, on 18/1/2021, relying on credible information, that a Lexus 330 salon car was bought with fake bank alert at Festac town, Lagos state, trailed the said car to Uyo via Abia state and in a coordinated operation, and utilizing the instruments of intelligence-driven policing by the anti- cultism unit of the command, arrested one Emeka John Akuma, ‘m’ of Abia state, along IBB road by Ibom Hall, driving the car with a fake number plate; Lagos AKD 230 GQ and recovered the said vehicle.”
In another development, on 17/1/2021, Operatives of the same Unit apprehended a POS Operator, one Moses James Asuquo ‘m’, aged 26yrs for fraudulently using fake alert to defraud one Markson Mark Wisdom and Edidiong Samuel Robert of the sum of N200,000.00 at his POS stand, situated at Udoudoma Avenue, Uyo.”