NSCDC Arrests Suspected Online Scammer In Osun

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The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a suspected internet fraudster, one Bright Joseph, in the state, AMILOADED reports.

The arrest of the suspect was made known in a statement by the NSCDC spokesperson in Osun State, Adigun Daniel, on Friday.

Daniel disclosed that the 24-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday at his residence at zone 6 Apete area, Owode Ede in Osun State.

He added that while parading Joseph at the state headquarters of the corps, the state Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja, disclosed that the suspect, “a holder of ND certificate from Auchi Polytechnic advertised the sales of eggs under the guise of operating a farm called Choice Farms located in Ogbogbo, Ijebu Ode, Ogun state on his Instagram page.”

“One Halima Ashifa, F, aged 37 who resides at Sanngo Otta, Ogun State signified interest in the supply and established contact with the suspect, she eventually made a cash transfer of a total sum of fifty-five thousand Naira (#55,000) only in two installments of seven thousand, five hundred Naira (#7500) and forty seven thousand, five hundred naira (47,500) only for the eggs on 21 and 25 of January, 2022 respectively.

The money was deposited in a GTB account which the suspect claimed was the account belonging to his company secretary whereas the account number actually belongs to a Point of Sales (POS) Operator at Owode Ede, Osun State.”

He added,

“The suspect has committed offence tantamount to obtaining money under false pretence and is culpable of the offence and had violated section 1(1)a(c) of the advanced fee fraud and other related offences act 2006 ( LFN) by fraudulently obtaining the money knowing very well that he had no eggs for sales neither did he had any poultry farm.

“The suspect had however volunteered confessional statements to confirm his culpability. He will be charged to court in due course,” Daniel stated.

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