Three suspects have been apprehended in connection to a fake Facebook account allegedly used to impersonate the Chief of Staff to Imo State Governor, Chief Uche Nwosu.
DSP Andrew Enwerem, Public Relation Officer to the police, said that the suspects, Nwokoma Ezekachi, Reuben Ogwuonye Ubongwung and Nwaeguzor Hope Miracle are the brain behind the fake account using the name and pictures of the chief to defraud unsuspecting individuals of huge some of money.
He gave the details of the account used by the fraudsters in duping their victims as: Account Name: Stella Monday, 0242239274, GT Bank and their phone number as: 08175433203 registered with the name Dr Lawson Briggs.
According Enwerem, the suspects posted transactions relating to allocation for lands, award of contracts, fertilizer distribution and employment opportunities and used that medium to defraud unsuspecting members of the public who had a conviction that they were dealing with the real Chief of Staff.
It was made known to the general public two days ago by the anti-graft agency that the sum of N49 million was found at the Kaduna airport.
Ali Baba took to his social media page on Instagram to write: “Some time ago, I wrote about how cash movement drove up the exchange rate of the dollar. I smiled when I saw this, not because it is amusing, but because I know that bit by bit, we will get it right.
Remember when there was no BVN, monies will leave government accounts and enter a non-government account and disappear without traces but not anymore.
“In fact, you will be amazed at the number of abandoned accounts that people have refused to verify. They can not link their BVN to those accounts because Yawa will gas. So what have they resorted to? They have resorted to hiding the monies in soakaways, Graves and tombs, abandoned buildings, etc.
Trust me, if that money had been converted to dollars, one handbag or hand luggage is all it would have required. And again, do you know how much of such cash movement helicopters have done across the country? But instead of how to make laws to check all these, it’s uniform of the CG of customs that is the problem.
What laws have been made stem the onslaught of piracy and kidnapping? Or to check corruption.’