The Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded two male suspects for stealing, obtaining assets under false pretence, impersonation, and fraud.
According to a statement made available to journalists by CD PRO Tolu Afláb, the suspects, Ademiluyi Ayodeji, 36, and Innocent Ekpo, were apprehended in separate locations.
Ademiluyi was accused of impersonating a medical doctor in order to defraud POS operators by sending fake alerts and collecting cash.
One of the tricks of the suspect is to use bank applications to make false transactions after which he would receive a fake call from his fake hospital that a patient needs his urgent attention. The POS operator will then consider his status and allow him to go only for the POS operator to later discover that he or she has been duped.
“He has been doing this within Ado Ekiti metropolis defrauding over 25 POS operators before men of the counter-terrorism unit launched a manhunt for him with their dragnet which paid of when he was arrested yesterday. Preliminary investigation showed that he is not a doctor but an okada rider,” the statement read in part.
Another suspect, Innocent Ekpako, 26; was arrested in Ikom in Cross River State. He was alleged to have run away with a huge sum of money, belonging to his master in Ado Ekiti.
The suspect was a former employee of a store in Ado Ekiti where he worked as a sales representative before he was sent on an errand with some money which he did not return.
He disappeared into thin air until he was tracked, traced, and arrested in Cross River State. The two suspects have confessed to the crime.
The state Commandant, Mr. John Olatunde Fayemi, has warned POS operators and shop owners in the state to be careful of their workers and customers as the state command has been inundated with complaints bordering on POS fraud and stealing which is not too good for the state.
The commandant read a riot act to criminal elements in the state to either vacate the state or change from their evil ways as the command and her crime fighters’ units are ever ready to trace, track and arrest culprits wherever they are for the law to punish them accordingly.
He vowed that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the command concluded investigations on the matter.