• Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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Police arrest suspect for defrauding businessman with 120 million In Bauchi

police to Farouk Adejoh (1)

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspect for defrauding a businessman with one hundred and twenty million N120m.

This was contained in a press release signed by the police public relations officer (PPRO) SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, saying that they arrested a 34-year-old suspect, Glory Samuel.

The statement read “The arrest stems 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, *CP Auwal Musa Mohammed, psc*, 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 Their meticulous efforts revealed that the suspect had unlawfully withdrawn a significant amount of N120 million from the complainant’s bank account”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. 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, 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”

Items recovered from the suspect include: Eight (8) Tricycles (Keke Napep), N35,000,000 in cash, Two (2) uncompleted buildings, Sixty (60) bags of cooking charcoal, Thirty (30) bags of fertilizer, Two (2) motorcycles and Two (2) industrial sewing machines

According to the statement “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” adding that the suspect will face legal charges in court.

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