Police operatives in Akwa Ibom on Wednesday arrested two suspects for allegedly using fake bank alerts to make purchases in the state.
The spokesman of the state police command, Odiko MacDon, who disclosed this in a statement in Uyo, named the suspects as Emeka Akuma and Moses Asuquo.
He said Akuma was arrested by police for buying a car with fake bank alerts while Asuquo was nabbed for defrauding his clients with fake bank alerts.
The statement read: “The Akwa Ibom State police command, on 18/1/2021, relying on credible information, that a Lexus 330 saloon car was bought with a fake bank alert at Festac Town, Lagos State, trailed the said car to Uyo via Abia State.
“In a coordinated operation, and utilizing the instruments of intelligence-driven policing, the Anti- Cultism Unit of the Command arrested one Emeka John Akuma, ‘m’ of Abia State, along IBB Road by Ibom Hall, driving the car with a fake number plate – Lagos AKD 230 GQ and recovered the said vehicle.
“In another development, on 17/1/2021, operatives of the same unit apprehended a Point of Sale (POS) operator, one Moses James Asuquo ‘m’, aged 26 years for fraudulently using fake alert to defraud one Markson Mark Wisdom and Edidiong Samuel Robert of the sum of N200,000.00 at his POS stand situated at Udoudoma Avenue, Uyo.”