The Delta State Police Command has arrested 4 members of a fraud syndicate within the city of Ogwashi-Uku.
The suspects have been arrested by officers from the Decoy Squad led by ASP Julius Robinson based mostly on credible intelligence.
Command Spokesperson, DSP Brilliant Edafe, in a press release on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, mentioned the suspects concentrate on scamming victims, together with outlet operators and fuel stations.
Police additionally recovered a tricycle and fifteen completely different financial institution playing cards from the suspects.
“On 01/22/2023 at roughly 08:00, Decoy Squad brokers led by ASP Julius Robinson performing on a reputable intelligence a few syndicate that makes a speciality of scamming unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned cash, the Officers stormed the city of Ogwashi-Uku and arrested the next suspects; (1) Allison Louis ‘m’ 27, from Numan LGA of Adamawa State, (2) Sunday David ‘m ‘ 22 years outdated, from Oturkpo Benue State, (3) Peter Akagbai ‘m’ 20 years outdated from Umuokwe ward of Ogwashi-Uku and (4) Chibuzor Elumeze ‘m’ 23 years outdated from Ogbenta wards -Obi to Ogwashi-Uku. The coin recovered from the syndicate consists of one (1) tricycle, fifteen (15) completely different financial institution ATM playing cards, “
“Throughout the investigation, the suspects confessed to a sequence of frauds dedicated within the metropolises of Ogwashi-uku and Asaba, with outlet operators and fuel stations being their foremost victims.
“The suspects mentioned they went to fuel stations, POS operators and supermarkets, purchased objects and likewise made withdrawals with the ATM playing cards, then referred to as their banks and made a false grievance that the transaction had failed.
“Banks with out due diligence will then wrongly debit the victims and credit score the accounts of the suspects. They’ve up to now defrauded their varied victims out of tens of millions of naira. The investigation is ongoing.”