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Nigeria police arrest fraudsters who pose on Facebook as Custom officers (photos, video)

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Nigeria police arrest fraudsters who pose on Facebook as Custom officers (photos, video)
Nigeria police arrest fraudsters who pose on Facebook as Custom officers (photos, video)

- The Nigerian Police has arrested some notorious fraudsters

- The fraudsters pose on Facebook and other social media forums as Custom officers selling auctioned cars

- They were nabbed by the Intelligence Response team (IRT) of the NPF

The NPF has arrested some notorious fraudsters who pose on Facebook and other social media forums as Custom officers selling auctioned cars to unsuspecting victims.

IGP Ibrahim Idris directed the IRT to trace and arrest the criminals immediatey the complaints flooded his office.

Police arrest fraudsters who pose on Facebook as Custom officers

The suspected fraudsters were mostly students of higher institutions in Edo state

After several days of analysis of intelligence on ground and technical support from the Technology Intellignece Unit (TIU), two IRT teams were deployed to Edo state and eventually four of the culprits were apprehended.

They are Aliyu Sunday 21 years, Oricha Prosper 19 years, Shaka Sumaila andTaye Samuel 21 years. The suspects are either students of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma or Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state.

They confessed to the crimes and mentioned how they swindled millions of naira from innocent Nigerians while posing as Custom officers Selling auctioned cars.

Exhibits such as Custom documents, pictures of genuine custom officers they are impersonating, account numbers they are using for the crime and communication between them and their victims were found in their phones and laptops.

According to the police, efforts are in progress to apprehend the remaining members of the gang said to be at large.

Police arrest fraudsters who pose on Facebook as Custom officers

IGP Ibrahim Idris was said to have instituted a special team to nad the suspected fraudsters

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed that smugglers now use the creeks along the border communities at Idiroko, Ipokia local government area, to smuggle bags of rice and other prohibited products into the country.

This was revealed by the Ogun state area command controller, NCS, Sani Madugu, who took over the command on Tuesday, April 25.

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