The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man named Segun Gabriel for allegedly sending fake alerts to a POS operator in Ajuwon, Ifo local government area.
The incident occurred on Friday, October 6th, when the suspect attempted to make a transaction with the POS operator.
The suspect was arrested after it was discovered that the initial transaction was fraudulent and the POS operator did not notice until the suspect attempted to make a second fraudulent transaction.
The suspect has been taken into custody and is currently being investigated.
The statement read, “A Point of Sale operator who is also a victim of one Segun Gabriel “m” 20yrs a rogue and a vagabond who specializes in transferring money out of POS account using fake alert is now in the net of the Ajuwon Divisional Police. He was arrested on the 6th of October 2023.
“Segun Gabriel transacted the sum of forty thousand Naira which resulted in a fake inter-bank transfer first on the 5th of October but the POS operator did not notice the loss until Segun came back on the 6th of October to transact the sum of thirty-five thousand Naira which was also successful. 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 the same date, at about 1630hrs, she was lucky to have sighted the suspect under the bridge in Akute, she raised alarm attracting passersby who assisted her in arresting Segun Gabriel.
“The Police was contacted and he is presently in police custody giving vital information to the Police on how to arrest his accomplices”, Odutola said.