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Wire fraud: Bauchi Police arrest suspect who stole N120m from businessman’s bank account

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The suspect, Glory Samuel

By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has made a significant breakthrough by arresting a 34-year-old suspect, Glory Samuel, for allegedly defrauding a well-known businessman in the state of a whopping sum of N120 million.

The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed on April 1, 2024, regarding suspicious withdrawals totalling N2,068,000 from the complainant’s company bank account.

Acting under the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, the State Intelligence Department promptly investigated the case, their meticulous efforts revealed that the suspect had unlawfully withdrawn a significant amount of N120 million from the complainant’s bank account.

During interrogation, Glory Samuel admitted to betraying the trust of his neighbour, the complainant, with whom he had shared a market space for over Fifteen years.

Glory Samuel disclosed that a friend he had met at Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi in 2011, before dropping out of Computer Science , convinced him that he could make money by accessing a wealthy individual’s phone.

Exploiting the complainant’s trust, Glory Samuel deceitfully borrowed the phone, allowing his accomplice to install financial applications such as Opay and MoneyPoint.

This access enabled them to transfer the funds to different bank accounts on various occasions.

Following the investigation, the following items were recovered from the suspect: Eight Tricycles (Keke NAPEP),
N35,000,000 in cash, Two uncompleted buildings, Sixty bags of cooking charcoal, Thirty bags of fertilizer, Two motorcycles and Two industrial sewing machines.

The suspect, whose lifestyle had dramatically changed, assured his Uncle and girlfriend that he was earning money through an online business when they inquired about his newfound income.

Consequently, the suspect will face legal charges in court.

The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, urged the public to remain vigilant and ensure the security of their financial platforms.

The public is advised to kindly report complaints regarding Police misconduct to:PPRO: 08034844393, CRU: 08036392107 or on Facebook at BAUCHI STATE POLICE COMMAND or COMPLAINT BAUCHI and X @crubauchi as contained in a statement by SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, Police Public Relations Officer.

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