The Ogun state police have arrested a 20-year-old man identified as Segun Gabriel for allegedly defrauding a Point-of-Sale (POS) operator in the state.
Police Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola in a statement, described the suspect as “a rogue and a vagabond who specialises in transferring money out of POS accounts using fake alert.”
She revealed that Segun was arrested on October 6, 2023 and is in custody at the Ajuwon Divisional Police headquarters in the Ifo Local Government Area.
The statement reads; ”On October 5, Gabriel transacted the sum of N40,000 with the victim, which resulted into a fake inter-bank transfer,” but the POS operator did not notice the loss.
On October 6, Gabriel returned to the same operator to transact the sum of N35,000. The victim did not notice the fraud the second time until after the criminal had disappeared into thin air.
“While the victim was on her lawful activities on same date, at about 1630hrs, she was lucky to have sighted the suspect under the bridge in Akute, she raised the alarm attracting passersby who assisted her in arresting Segun Gabriel,” Odutola explained.
The police spokesperson further revealed that the officers in the area were contacted and Segun was taken to the station.
Odutola added that the suspect is “presently in the police custody giving vital information to the police on how to arrest his accomplices.”