A member of a notorious fraud gang who posed as Customs officers selling auctioned cars on the social media has confessed on video.
A notorious Internet fraudster who posed as a Customs officer on the social media and defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians of millions of Naira under the guise of selling auctioned cars has been arrested.
The main suspect, Aliyu Sunday who was arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) set up by IGP Ibrahim Idris, confessed on video on how his gang operated by auctioning cars on Facebook and defrauding gullible Nigerians of various sums of money.
The 21-year-old Sunday who was arrested alongside three of his gang members, Oricha Prosper, 19, Shaka Sumaila and 21-year-old Taye Samuel, told the police that he would advertise the cars on Facebook and anyone who indicated interest in the vehicles will be made to pay money into accounts provided by the gang.
According to a statement by the police, IGP Idris had directed the IRT to trace and arrest the criminals following several petitions by victims.
"After Several days of analysis of intelligence on ground and technicalsSupport from TIU, two IRT teams were deployed to Edo State where the four suspects were arrested namely:
ALIYU Sunday, 21-yrs
Oricha Prosper, 19-yrs, a Business Administration student of the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Edo State
Shaka Sumaila, an OND Electrical Engineering student of the Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State
Taye Samuel 21-yrs, a 400 level Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State.
All suspects arrested confessed to the crimes and mentioned how they swindled millions of Naira from innocent Nigerians while posing as Customs officers selling auctioned cars.
Exhibits such as Custom documents, pictures of genuine Custom officers they were impersonating, account numbers they used for the crime and evidence of communications between them and their victims were found on their phones and laptops which have been impounded. Serious efforts in progress to apprehend remaining members at large."
Watch the video confession of Sunday said to be the leader of the gang here.
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