Two fraudsters arrested, recover stolen vehicle in Akwa ibom
Men of nigeria police Akwa Ibom state Command has arrested two fraudsters over fake bank alerts and also recovered Lexus 330 Salon Car in the process.
The two suspected fraudsters are Emeka John Akuma from Abia state, and Moses James Asuquo aged 26 years from Akwa Ibom state.
A statement signed by the State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko MacDon, and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday, said relying on credible information, the Command trailed and arrested Emeka Akuma who bought a salon car with fake bank alert at Festac town in Lagos state.
MacDon said the suspect was arrested while driving along IBB road by Ibom Hall in Akwa Ibom with fake plate number; Lagos AKD 230 GQ through the instrument of intelligence-driven policing of Anti-Cultism unit.
Similarly, the PPRO said the operatives of anti-cultism unit also arrested Moses James Asuquo, a POS operator, for using fake bank alert to dupe Markson Mark Wisdom and Edidiong Samuel Robert of the sum of N200,000.00.
The statement reads, “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, on 18/1/2021, relying on credible information, that a Lexus 330 salon car was bought with fake bank alert at Festac town, Lagos state, trailed the said car to Uyo via Abia state and in a coordinated operation, and utilizing the instruments of intelligence-driven policing by the anti- cultism unit of the command, arrested one Emeka John Akuma, ‘m’ of Abia state, along IBB road by Ibom Hall, driving the car with a fake number plate; Lagos AKD 230 GQ and recovered the said vehicle.
“In another development, on 17/1/2021, Operatives of the same Unit apprehended a POS Operator, one Moses James Asuquo ‘m’, aged 26yrs for fraudulently using fake alert to defraud one Markson Mark Wisdom and Edidiong Samuel Robert of the sum of N200,000.00 at his POS stand, situated at Udoudoma Avenue, Uyo.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP AMIENGHEME ANDREW, fdc while drawing the attention of members of the public to the prevalence of these crimes has also called on them to take additional steps in securing their cars by inserting security devices and be more vigilant after parking their cars as the Command is inundated of stolen cars.
“He has however promised to deal decisively with perpetrators of these and other heinous crimes in any part of the state.”