A 24-year-old alleged serial POS fraudster, Victor Adebayo, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
He was picked up by the intelligence and investigations unit of the corps after defrauding many unsuspecting individuals of greater than N700,000.
The spokesman of the NSCDC, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, confirmed the event in Ilorin on Friday.
In response to the spokesman, the suspect, who claimed to be based mostly in Lagos, often sends alerts to unsuspecting POS operators and collects money from them earlier than disappearing into skinny air.
“On the thirteenth January 2022, operatives of the NSCDC intelligence and investigations division picked up a suspected serial fraudster who has been going round defrauding individuals of their hard-earned cash.
“The suspect often goes round in his Toyota Corolla automobile with a neat look and would meet pos operators to provide him money and make a faux switch which he has programmed on his cellphone,” Babawale narrated.
He acknowledged additional that “the suspect has actually perfected the doubtful act and confirmed to have been doing it for greater than two years including that typically he would pose like a pastor to persuade the pos operators or declare that his spouse is in labour within the hospital and wish a sure sum of money.”
In the meantime, some POS operators within the Ilorin metropolis thronged the Kwara State Command of the NSCDC making an attempt to catch a glimpse of the serial fraudster and people who had fallen sufferer.
The state NSCDC Commandant, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, has additionally appealed to POS operators and your entire individuals of the state to be cautious of fraudulent acts by sure legal parts now going spherical with the intention of defrauding them of their cash.
NSCDC arrests 24-year-old alleged POS fraudster in Ilorin