In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, September, 2020

Man Who Scammed POS Operators N1.2m Lastly Caught (Photograph)

Man Who Scammed POS Operators N1.2m Finally Caught (Photo)

The suspected POS fraudster after his arrest

The suspected POS fraudster after his arrest

 

A suspected fraudster, Mohammed Idris Abubakar has been arrested by males of the Niger state police command for allegedly defrauding POS operators in Minna and different components of the state to the tune of N1.2 million.

 

Checks revealed that the fraudster, inside a 12 months of his operation in varied components of the city and its environs scammed greater than 20 operators within the state.

 

It was additionally gathered that the suspect, who additionally paraded himself as a soldier may generate pretend alerts to rip-off his victims.

 

However, his actions got here to an finish, final week Monday, when the Police arrested him in his Mercedes Benz golden color with Reg. No. California 5JUZ 074, whereas driving across the city and attempting to find his subsequent sufferer.

 

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Wasiu Abiodun confirming the incident instructed DAILY POST that the suspect is within the custody of the command over alleged fraud and impersonation.

 

He revealed that Mohammed Idris Abubakar, 26 years of Sabi Nasarawa Bosso space of Minna has defrauded POS operators inside and outdoors Minna of N1, 263, 00zero.00.

 

Abiodun disclosed that the arrest of the suspect was made doable following a tip-off the Command obtained about him

 

“The suspect claimed to be a soldier with a Mercedes Benz golden color with Reg. No. California 5JUZ 074 and has allegedly defrauded over twenty POS operators at varied factors in Minna and different components of the State of about #1,263,00zero:00ok.”

 

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The suspect, in line with him, has confessed to the crime and could be arraigned in court docket as quickly as investigation is concluded.

 

The Police picture maker, nonetheless, suggested POS operators within the state to make sure they obtain mandatory affirmation earlier than transacting their companies to scale back loss.

 

“Members of the general public, particularly the POS operators are hereby suggested to watch out and be very positive that they get mandatory affirmation from acceptable monetary establishments as regard their transactions to keep away from pointless losses.”

 

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