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Police arrest man who uses charms to defraud POS operators

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By Emmanuel Agaji

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Police in Anambra State have arrested a man who allegedly uses charms to defraud POS operators in Awka.

The man armed with charms cuts plain white papers to the size of naira notes and gives them to POS operators to deposit in an account.

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The operators only realize that the supposed money are mere papers, after they have transferred their monies to accounts supplied by the alleged fraudster.

Spokesperson of Anambra State Police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed the arrest of the fraudster in a press release, gave his name as Chisom Nweke.

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Ikenga said: “Police Operatives today 15/9/2022 at about 9am arrested one Chisom Nweke ‘M’ aged 26yrs, of Umuawulu, Awka along Amawbia roundabout.

“He confessed to be using charms to defraud POS operators within Awka and its environs.

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“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect cuts plain white papers in size of money and gives to the POS operator for deposit.”

The command said there are suspicions that Nweke works with a syndicate comprising other members, and that efforts are being made to arrest other gang members.

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One Chance Gang Arrested by Police in Lagos

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By Emma Onuwa

Police have arrested r-old man Bamidele Abiodu, 45-year-old Olumide Faleye and 49-year-old Toyin Adekoya for duping unsuspecting passengers in Lagos State on Friday.

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The three suspects were arrested by operatives of the Ojodu Division at 10:30 am on Friday at Omole Estate Phase 1 after their victim raised an alarm.

According to Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspects who were operating in a Toyota Camry car, with registration number KSF 608 GH, disguises as driver and passengers to pick up unsuspecting passengers.

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Then start discussions about some dollars purportedly kept in the boot.

Further investigation revealed that the gang started this crime in January.

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Meanwhile, the suspects have been arraigned.

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Tension as armed robbers invade Osun community, attack banks

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Residents of Okuku in Odo- Otin Local Government Area of Osun State on Friday ran helter-skelter when armed robbers raided a bank in the town.

Okuku is the hometown of former military governor of Lagos State and later elected governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

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The robbers, who invaded the bank about 1pm, shot sporadically. It could not be ascertained whether they stole money. It was, however, learnt that nobody was killed.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the attack.

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The PPRO could not confirm the name of the bank. She, however, gave an assurance that efforts were on to arrest the robbers. Opalola said the Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, had led a team of the anti-robbery squad to trail the robbers for possible arrest.

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Student ordered to sweep Court premises for stealing in Kaduna

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By Francesca Iwambe

The Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Kaduna, has ordered a 25-year-old student, Samuel Raymond to sweep the court premises for three weeks for stealing three plasma television sets and two laptops.

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The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, sentenced Raymond after he pleaded guilty to stealing without an option of a fine.

It was gathered that, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Leo Chidi, told the court that the convict conspired with one other, now at large, and stole three plasma television sets and two laptops from the resident of one Moses Caleb at Ungwan Maigero, Kaduna, on September 15.

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Leo also said that the offence contravened Section 217 of the Kaduna State Penal Code provisions.

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