Eleven criminals were recently apprehended by the Enugu State Police Command for committing various offences ranging from armed robbery, stealing, murder, child trafficking and kidnapping. The top highlight of the report claim that the Enugu police arrested a syndicate that specializes in using fake bank alerts to buy cars. The suspects were paraded last Thursday at the state police headquarters. This information was revealed to the media by Mr Abubakar Lawal, who happens to be the commissioner of police in the state.
Enugu police recently arrested a syndicate that specializes in using fake bank alerts to swindle car dealers
One syndicate in particular that got our attention included Ogbodo Emmanuel, Ifenyinwa Okonkwo and Odoh Tochukwu, who were arrested for using fake bank alerts to buy cars from dealerships. The commissioner revealed that the suspects were nabbed at different locations in December. Their arrests were possible due to the reliable information supplied to the Anti-Robbery Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department on their fraudulent activities. Lawal explained further that the three suspects have mastered the art of stealing vehicles through the use of fake credit alerts within Enugu and other parts of the country. The unsuspecting car dealers, according to him, would gladly accept it as a form of payment, not knowing it was a big scam.
Fortunately, six vehicles and other items were recovered from the syndicate arrested in Enugu recently. The police are also making moves to catch other members of this criminal syndicate, who are apparently on the run. The police in Enugu State also paraded other suspects accused of kidnapping and conspiracy. The names of these other suspects include Chioma Nwatu, Uwa Emeka and Chikwube Nwatu. The policemen attached to the unit acted on the intelligence gotten about the recent kidnap of one Amaechi Ogunma on the 20th of October 2021. The trio got 10 million naira as ransom from the family of the victim, but decided not to release him. Investigation reveals that the victim was lured to Lagos by these suspects to complete the adoption deal of a child. They had also collected a sum of ₦3.7million as payment for the adoption of a twin. Lawal also revealed that the police were able to recover a Mercedes-Benz 4matic car said to belong to one of the kidnap victims.
Meanwhile, this report brings to mind a similar story from 2019 when some criminals were also arrested for using fake bank alerts to buy exotic cars. Watch this video clip below for more insight into this other story.
Fake Bank Alert : Car Thief Who Buys Exotic Cars With Fake Bank Alert Arrested