- The police in Oyo state have arrested Adewale Adesanya for generating fake bank alerts to defraud Point of Sale (POS) operators and business owners
- The alleged criminal was arrested with four bottles of a champagne brand, Dom Perignom, valued at N117,900 each
- According to him, he bought goods worth millions of naira with fake alerts they generated with an application on their phone
One of the criminals terrorising business owners in Oyo state have been caught by the police.
The criminal, a 45-year-old man, Adewale Adesanya, was arrested for generating fake bank alerts to defraud Point of Sale (POS) operators and business owners in the state.
According to Daily Trust, Adesanya, who was arrested with four bottles of a champagne brand, Dom Perignom, valued at N117,900 each.
Going further, he revealed that his colleague in the business trained him in the fraudulent act. He said they bought goods worth millions of naira with fake alerts they generated with an application on their phone.
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The suspect said the last transaction he did which exposed him was about N185,000 for which he generated a fake alert for a POS operator in Ibadan.
“I cannot lie again. It is true we are doing the business. We have an application we use to generate fake alerts for POS operators. I am not the only one doing it. My second person fled when he heard I was arrested. We make millions of naira with this business. The last one I did was N185,000.”
Parading the suspect at the police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, said the suspect who resided at No 7, Awosika Street, Old Bodija, Ibadan, was arrested by a team of detectives led by Insp Esoso Esoso.
IGP Baba bans use of all police spy vehicle number plates in Nigeria
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday, July 13, banned all police SPY vehicle number plates across Nigeria. The Nigerian police said the order affects vehicle owners across the states of the federation without exceptions.
Baba made it clear that this is irrespective of whether the number plate is authorized, or not, as all authorizations are hereby revoked indefinitely.
He said that the directive was informed by the need to put an end to "continuous disregard for traffic rules and regulations and other extant laws guiding road use by individuals hiding under the privileges of SPY police number plates."