Thursday, November 16, 2017

24Years Old Man Who Impersonates Mike Adenuga On Facebook Arrested In Ogun State (Pics)

Lucky and the Police employment fraud gang, Emmanuel Ebuzoma and Faith.
A 24-year-old man, Ehioboh Lucky, has been nabbed by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly impersonating billionaire businessman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr.

Also, another suspect, Emmanuel Ebuzoma, was arrested by the Zone 2 Police Command of the Force for allegedly defrauding applicants seeking employment with the Nigeria Police Force.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Ehioboh Lucky was arrested on November 6, following a complaint by one Abiola Ogunseye, who claimed the suspect defrauded him of N1,028,770.

Oyeyemi added that the suspect, who hails from Edo State, had opened a Facebook account with the name and picture of the business mogul, which he has been using to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The PPRO said: “One of his victims, Abiola Olalekan Ogunseye, came into contact with him on Facebook, where he promised to get employment for him at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and asked him to pay N1.5 million to ‘settle’ some members of the management of the corporation, who will influence his appointment.
“The sum of N1,028,770 has so far been paid to the suspect before the victim realised that he was a fraudster. The victim lodged a complaint via a petition to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police and the officer in charge of Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism, CSP Opeyemi Kujore, was directed to go after the suspect.

“After weeks of investigation, the suspect was apprehended on Monday, November 6. Recovered from him are one iPhone 6, a laptop, eight different SIM cards, five different ATM cards and one international passport.”

Oyeyemi, however, said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Police employment fraud

It was also gathered, yesterday, that the Zone 2 Police Command arrested a 37-year-old man, Emmanuel Ebuzoma, for allegedly defrauding applicants seeking employment with the Nigeria Police Force.

The Zone 2 PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmus, while parading the suspects, said the Chairman of Police Service Commission had, on November 2, petitioned the Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 2, AIG Adamu Ibrahim, about a fraudster using his name to scam unsuspecting members of the public.

She said on receiving the petition, AIG Ibrahim referred the petition to the public complaint bureau of the Zone.

According to Badmus, “the detectives swung into action and the suspect Emmanuel Ebuzoma, an indigene of Delta State, and his accomplice, Faith Oregbu, were subsequently arrested.

“Upon interrogation, Emmanuel Ebuzoma confessed that he obtained telephone numbers of members of the Senate, House of Representative, including governors, who he sent bulk text messages to, informing them of police recruitment exercise.

“He implored them to send the names and phone contacts of four applicants they wanted to help into the Nigeria Police Force.

“Some of the government functionaries sent numbers of their family members and constituents to the suspect. The suspect immediately contacted them, demanding various sums of money for their registration into the force. The applicants paid between N25,000 to N50,000.

“Investigations revealed that the suspect has been able to rake in about N4,000,000 through the accounts supplied by this accomplice, Faith.”

Badmus said the AIG has directed that the suspects be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation, as she advised job seekers to be wary of fraudsters demanding money for employment.


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