Zone 2 Police Nab Internet Fraudster, Cultists, Recover Arms

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Zone 2 Police Nab Internet Fraudster, Cultists, Recover Arms

Operatives of the Zone 2 Command of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three suspects, alleged to have engaged in various crimes including fraud and cult related activities. 

Parading the suspects before members of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) and other newsmen at the Command’s headquarters at Onikan, AIG Olatoye Durosinmi said their arrest was a product of intelligent gathering.  

Describing the individuals and the offences they were nabbed for, AIG Durosinmi said

“We have arrested one Joshua Olaosebikan Olawuyi ‘m’ for obtaining a Mercedes Benz GLE 350 valued Thirty Million Naira (N30,000,000:00k).

“Based on a petition received from one Adesuwa Remee Ogizie ‘f’ a US based Licensed Car Dealer; that sometimes  2016, one Joseph Olawuyi contacted her to purchase a Mercedes Benz GLE 350 valued at Thirty Million Naira and deceived her stating that he had instructed his brother Jude Hanslem to make payment on his behalf . That after the vehicle delivered to the suspect in Nigeria; the petitioner discovered that the money paid into her account was proceed of fraud.

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“A team of Detectives attached to Zonal Anti-Kidnapping Unit Zone 2 Command led by SP Abass Gadzama (O/C ZAKU) swung into action, the suspect was arrested and he volunteered his statement where he confessed to the crime, claiming he was into internet fraudster at the time he committed the offence and that the Mercedes Benz GLE 350 has been sold and the proceeds converted.”

He also noted that the due of Shokoti Roborth and Ojelade Yusuf, both male, were arrested for acts of cultism and possession of firearms.

He said, “Based on intelligence at the our disposal about the criminal activities of one Shokoti Roborth ‘m’ a cross boarder gunrunner, a team of Detectives attached to Zonal Strike Force, Onikan Lagos went on a trail and arrested the suspect somewhere in Atan, Ogun State.

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“Upon search, Two (2) newly manufactured Locally Made Pistols were recovered in his hand bag and thereafter he led the team of detectives to his abode in Atan Township where Two (2) additional Pistols of similar arms were recovered.

“He confessed to being a member of a cult group known as “EIYE CONFRATTERNITY” who has been in the business of smuggling and selling small arms into the country from Benin Republic. He further confessed to have brought in several arms of such into the country and sold to members of same cult group.

“Following the arrest of Shokoti Roborth and his confession to the crime, one Ojelade Yusuf ‘m’ was arrested in possession of a Pump Action Gun which he claimed to have bought from his absconding friend. He also confessed to being a member of “EIYE CONFRATERNITY.”

The AIG further informed that investigations are still ongoing and suspects will be prosecuted accordingly.

By Famous Reporters

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