A 37-year-old university graduate who specializes in duping policemen has been arrested by officers of of the Enugu State Police Command.
Graduate nabbed trying to dupe Enugu policemen after succeeding in Edo, Ondo
Enugu police have arrested a 37-year-old university graduate who specializes in duping policemen. He was nabbed while trying to execute another scam inside a police station.
Othega Kingsley Benedict was arrested by the operatives of Ogui Division of the Enugu State command shortly after he reported that his car had been stolen.
According to a release by the Public Relations Officer of the Enugu State Police, Ebere Amaraizu, Benedict had earlier succeeded in duping police officers in Edo and Ondo states.
He said the suspect would report at the police station that his car had been stolen and then beg them for money to continue his journey, promising to reimburse them.
Amaraizu said Benedict would then disappear with the money and not make contact anymore.
The spokesman said luck however ran out on Benedict when he attempted the same trick at the Ogui Division.
“It was gathered that suspect, in his usual way of confronting his victim irrespective of their organization or status with sympathetic stories that could attract showing of mercy or assistance, had stormed Ogui Division on that fateful day, that his car has been snatched," Amaraizu said.
"He was giving details about his said car that was snatched when one of the policeman walked in and sighted him and immediately raised the alarm about suspect and his nefarious activities pointing out that he was one time duped by the suspect who then reported a case of his car being snatched and later begged him to assist him financially that he was going to get across him to reimburse him which he never did and that he has not seen him till now.
The suspect confessed during investigations.
“Based on this, suspect was referred for investigations where he revealed that he actually duped the officer and that he had duped many of them at Edo State, Ondo State and now in Enugu.”
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