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Police Arrest Suspects for Generating Fake Bank Alert



The Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspects who allegedly specializes in defrauding POS operators with fake bank alerts.

A statement signed by the State’ Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, at Asaba, said the suspects were arrested by Operatives of attached to the Command’s Raiders Squad.

The names of the suspects are Ofemu Obus and Henry Ekpu.

Also arrested were Francis Agbarho and Godsent Orogun for being possession of stolen phones.

According to the statement, a Toyota Seinna SUV with Reg. No. ASB 781 YF was also recovered from fleeing armed robbers during a separate operation.

Parts of the press release reads: “ Ofemu Obus ‘m’ age 23yrs and Henry Ekpu ‘m’ age 28yrs, the two suspects were arrested by Operatives attached to the Command’s Raiders squad on 27/10/2022, the suspects are alleged to specialize in Defrauding unsuspecting POS operators by generating fake alerts which they use to deceives their victims and defraud them of their money. Suspects are in Custody and investigation is ongoing.

“On the 26/10/2022 at about 1700hrs, operatives of Dragon patrol teams 29 and 26 led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, while on stop and search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Okwuvo Okpe LGA, intercepted a Daylong motorcycle with Reg. No. Delta UGH 353 VQ carrying two male occupants, the Policemen conducted a search on them during which, one (1) Iphone, one (1) Infinix phone, one (1) Nokia torch phone.

“While the search was being conducted, the owners of the Phones started calling, and they alleged that they were at Sapele and Oghara respectively.

“The two suspects were later identified as John Francis ‘m’ age 26yrs of Uru-Ughelli Street Agbarho and Godsent Orogun ‘m’, age 25yrs of No. 18 Ovwiagba. Suspects are in custody while Investigation is ongoing.

“Acting on intelligence report about an armed robbery syndicate who operates around Awka-Enugu highway axis but hibernate in Asaba, at about 1145hrs of date operatives of CP.-Decoy squad acting on a tip off, mobilized to Oduke-Okwe axis of Asaba where the suspects who were driving a Toyota Seinna SUV with Reg. No. ASB 781 YF, upon sighting the Police, abandoned the said vehicle and took into the crowd at the market.

“Upon search of the vehicle, one locally Made Barretta Pistol, and a Samsung phone was recovered beneath the driver’s seat. Investigation is ongoing”

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