BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested five-persons for allegedly defrauding people millions of naira in Onitsha, Obosi and environs.
They were paraded by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Muhammed (CSP) at the Nigeria Police Special Anti-Cult Squad, Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area.
Our correspondent was there and reports that while speaking to newsmen, he said that the group succeeded in duping one Chinonye Ogalaku of eight hundred thousand Naira, Chinaemelum Ezennaya five hundred and five thousand Naira and Oluchi Okpala among others, of their money, phones and other valuables.
Mr. Muhammed said that the group specializes in presenting themselves as clergies, businessmen and foreigners who asked for all kinds of assistance and claimed they can help their victims succeed in life and business.
The PPRO, said that the suspects have confessed to the crimes and that the fraudulent activities have been under investigation since 2019, stating that they duped their victims by using tricycles and diabolic methods.
While advising the people of the State to always report such crimes as the Police will always ensure that justice is done, Mr. Muhammed cautioned Ndi Anambra to beware of individuals they mingle with and desist from giving vital information and their belongings to strangers.
Giving an account of their encounter with the syndicates, Chinonye Ogalaku, Chinaemelum Ezennaya and Oluchi Okpala identified Mr. and Mrs. Tochukwu and Nkiru Ikebuife as suspected persons who defrauded them of their money and belongings, ranging from two hundred thousand naira to three million as well as made them to take an oath to die if they revealed anything to a third party.
Responding to the allegations some of the suspects, admitted to have duped some of the victims.