- The Nigerian Police has arrested some notorious fraudsters
- The fraudsters pose on Facebook and other social media forums as Custom officers selling auctioned cars
- They were nabbed by the Intelligence Response team (IRT) of the NPF
The NPF has arrested some notorious fraudsters who pose on Facebook and other social media forums as Custom officers selling auctioned cars to unsuspecting victims.
Legit.ng gathered that they were nabbed by the Intelligence Response team (IRT) of the NPF after several complaints to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) about their activities.
IGP Ibrahim Idris directed the IRT to trace and arrest the criminals immediatey the complaints flooded his office.
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After several days of analysis of intelligence on ground and technical support from the Technology Intellignece Unit (TIU), two IRT teams were deployed to Edo state and eventually four of the culprits were apprehended.
They are Aliyu Sunday 21 years, Oricha Prosper 19 years, Shaka Sumaila andTaye Samuel 21 years. The suspects are either students of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma or Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state.
They confessed to the crimes and mentioned how they swindled millions of naira from innocent Nigerians while posing as Custom officers Selling auctioned cars.
Exhibits such as Custom documents, pictures of genuine custom officers they are impersonating, account numbers they are using for the crime and communication between them and their victims were found in their phones and laptops.
According to the police, efforts are in progress to apprehend the remaining members of the gang said to be at large.
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Meanwhile, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed that smugglers now use the creeks along the border communities at Idiroko, Ipokia local government area, to smuggle bags of rice and other prohibited products into the country.
This was revealed by the Ogun state area command controller, NCS, Sani Madugu, who took over the command on Tuesday, April 25.
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