One Sir Izuchukwu Nwabueze has been arrested for claiming to be the aide to Assist Inspector General of Police, Zone 13 and had allegedly been duping people with the fake position.
Mr. Nwabueze, 35, who hails from Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, was alleged to have been defrauding the general public by posing as an aide to the Assistant Inspector General of Police.
In a message signed by the Zone 13 Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Nkeiruka Nwode, the fraudster allegedly claimed that he was Chairman of purported Zone -13 Stakeholders’ Forum who was shouldering an alleged responsibility of raising funds to furnish an unknown and non existing Police Residential Quarters and for installation of sound proof generating set for the AIG Zone 13.
Based on this he was collecting money from unsuspecting general public. His victims included Hon. Chris Okeke and High Chief Nwaigwe, both of G20 Foundation, Awka from whom he collected the whopping sum of seven million, three hundred thousand Naira (N7, 300, 000).
Under pretence of claiming what he was not, he cornered Sir Chidi Igor Okoye, duped him of N240, 000; Benson Okoye, N185, 000; Umugama Village, N100, 000; and Prince Okoyeze, N100, 000.
Other victims were Hon. Sir Chukwudi Okeke, N210, 000; Prof. Anika Sylvanus N50, 000; Chief Nnamdi Egbuna, a gas cylinder and one Engr. Ndubuisi Onwuakpa, one Horse Power Air Conditioner.
From one Ifeanyi Umeh Lovelyn, he defrauded the sum of N1, 000, 000 ON behalf of the Anglican Bishop of Awka, Alexander Ibezim. He approached and convinced Mr. Akunwata Chuka Modebe, Esq to join him in the Forum he created to support the creation and activities of the newly created Zone – 13 Police Headquarters, Ukpo.
He allegedly convinced him to pay the sum of NI, 000, 000 to the Police Headquarters which he did, through the Fidelity Bank account on the 1st of September, 2020. One Mr. Stanley Chibuzor of Brost Global Resources was duped of N500, 000 for allegedly listing him in the Stakeholders Forum.
Another N370, 000 was collected from him to purchase Ipad for the AIG as well as N1, 150, 000 for furnishing of the office of the Personal Assistant to the AIG. Suspecting some foul play, Mr. Chibuzor demanded refund of his money and Chief Nwabueze gave him a Fidelity Bank cheque of N1, 150, 000 belonging to Chriskwik Ventures Limited with an alleged address of 32 Isa Williams Street, Okearin, Lagos. When Chibuzor presented the cheque to the bank, he found out that the cheque bounced.
According to the ZPRO, DSP Nwode, investigation on the matter is still going on as the suspect has voluntarily confessed to the crime. He will be charged to court thereafter.
The AIG of the Zone 13, with headquarters in Ukpo, Dunukofia, Mr. Danmalam Mohammed has therefore used the opportunity to appeal to the general public especially those who might have been victims of the antics of the suspect Ichie Izuchukwu Nwabueze to immediately report to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Echeng Echeng.
AIG Mohammed also cautioned the public to be wary of the new trend of crimenal activity and to report any suspicious actions to the the Zone or to the nearest Police Station to them for prompt actions.