Police arrest 2 fraudsters operating with fake bank alerts in Ibadan

Two suspected fraudsters are now in the net of Oyo state police command for allegedly defrauding residents of the state by buying goods, collecting money from point of sales (POSs) operators with fake bank alerts.

The suspects identified as Olayide Olumide and Oluwemimo Adeyanju were alleged to be purchasing clothing materials and electronics from shop owners, market women as well as occasionally withdrawing money from Point of Sales (POS) operators.

It was learnt that nemesis caught up with the two suspects when they were arrested last Friday by the police from Apete Police Divisional Headquarters following several complaints from their victims.

According to the Oyo state police command Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso, items recovered from the suspects included home theatre with three speakers, 14 jeans trousers, 10 male wears, One MP Player, One Standing fan, One Rubber palm sandal and One 32 Inch LG Plasma TV, One CD Tape Player, One DVD Player, One Laptop, One mini DVD Player and One 24 Inch LG Plasma TV.

” On Friday 7th May, 2021 at about 0930hrs, the duo of Olayide Olumide ‘m’ and Oluwemimo Adeyanju ‘m’ landed in the net of the Police, this success was recorded through the relentless efforts of Police Operatives attached to Apete Police Divisional Headquarters, consequent upon several reports of the fraudulent act of purchasing valuables with fake alert, ripping people of their gains, the most recent recorded to be the purchase of electronics and fashion items around Apete area by the duo”, he said.

DSP Osifeso added: “Investigative apparatus were deployed which led to the arrest of the suspects. Upon interrogation, the duo confessed to the crime and presented the exhibits recovered from them to be valuables bought from the proceeds of this crime.”

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