A student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Emmanuel Otu, has been arrested by officer of the Lagos Command of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), for internet fraud.
The 19-year-old Mechanical Engineering student allegedly created a Facebook profile of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for fraudulent activities.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, Otu, is a specialist in internet fraud and has at several times posed as different prominent personalities to defraud people on the popular social media platform.
Aderanti said the teenager through the Facebook page claimed to be arranging jobs and contracts with some of the oil majors operating in Nigeria, fooling his would be victims.
He has succeeded in extorting money from members of the public before his arrest on the 10th of May at his hostel in the polytechnic.
It will be recalled that, about two weeks ago, a 25-year-old graduate of the polytechnic was among a gang of armed robbers arrested for stealing a Highlander Jeep and other valuables.