- Police in Oyo State have arrested Adewale Adesanya for creating fake bank notifications to defraud point of sale (POS) operators and business owners
- The suspected criminal was arrested with four bottles of a champagne brand, Dom Perignom, valued at N117,900 each
- According to him, he bought millions of naira’s worth of goods with counterfeit Alerts generated with an application on her phone
One of the criminals terrorizing business owners in Oyo State has been caught by the police.
The criminal, a 45-year-old man, Adewale Adesanya, was arrested for creating fake bank notifications to defraud POS operators and business owners in the state.
According to the Daily Trust, Adesanya was awarded four bottles of a champagne brand, Dom Perignom, worth N117,900 each.
As he walked further, he revealed that his colleague in the shop trained him in the fraudulent act. He said they bought millions of nairas worth of goods using fake alerts they generated using an application on their phone.
The suspect said the last transaction that what he did and who exposed him was about N185,000 for which he generated a fake alert for a POS operator in Ibadan.
“I can’t lie again. It’s true, we do the business. We have an application that we use to generate fake alerts for POS operators. I’m not the only one doing it. My second person fled when they heard I was arrested. We make millions of naira from this business. The last one I did was N185,000.”
Police Commissioner Adebowale Williams, who brought the suspect up at Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, said the suspect who resided at No. 7 Awosika Street, Old Bodija, Ibadan, was arrested by a detective team led by Insp Esoso Esoso.
IGP Baba prohibits the use of all number plates on police spy vehicles in Nigeria< p class="align-left">Meanwhile, on Wednesday, July 13, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, banned all license plates on police SPY vehicles across Nigeria. Nigerian police said the order applies to vehicle owners in all states of the federation without exception.
Baba made it clear that this is regardless of whether the number plate is registered or not, as all Permissions are hereby revoked indefinitely.
He said the policy was driven by the need to put an end to “persistent disregard for traffic rules and regulations and other existing laws put guidance on road use by individuals hiding under the privileges of SPY police license plates.”
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