A person utilizing faux financial institution alerts to defraud merchants in Adamawa State has been nabbed.
The state Police command defined to DAILY POST on Wednesday that the person, Madu Afaf of Viniklang in Girei Native Authorities Space, specialises in shopping for items from sellers claiming he has no money however can pay from his financial institution and goes forward to ship an alert to the dealer.
In line with the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the dealer would realise when the person has disappeared that there is no such thing as a financial deposit to match the alert acquired.
“This man has duped a number of Adamawa sellers of products utilizing this fraudulent methodology,” Nguroje stated.
Our correspondent experiences that it is a novel line of crime in an Adamawa State troubled by kidnappers and younger felony components termed Shila Boys whose inventory in commerce is utilizing industrial autos to choose passengers and dispossessing the passengers of their belongings, particularly handsets.
For Madu Afaf, information of expertise comes useful, and he skillfully employs it to make straightforward cash for himself, till his final act.
The State PPRO indicated that Madu’s recreation exploded and landed him within the police cell he occupies right this moment after he purchased cement from a supplier and ‘paid’ with the identical faux financial institution alert.
“He purchased 20 luggage of cement price N76,000; collected N4,000 money from the supplier to move the cement from the supplier and despatched an alert of N80,000 which the supplier confirmed receiving on his cellphone.
“However when the person went to the financial institution, he discovered no deposit. He alerted the financial institution and financial institution officers checked and stated there was no such transaction. It was at that time that the person reported to the police and we had been in a position to hint the suspect utilizing our personal expertise,” Nguroje defined.
The police picture maker stated the suspect has confessed to have been duping individuals in like method, and suggested Nigerians on the should be conscious that criminals know a lot expertise which they’re making use of to swindle harmless residents.