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Man Steals ₦120M From His Friend’s Bank Account In Bauchi (Photo)

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 27th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

The suspect was said to have allegedly defrauded his bosom friend of 15 years and a well-known businessman in the state of the sum of N120 million.

 
Glory Samuel has been arrested for alleged wire fraud of the sum of N120 million.
 
The 34-year-old Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi drop-out, Glory Samuel was arrested by men of the Nigeria police after a petition was filed against him.
 
The suspect was said to have allegedly defrauded his bosom friend of 15 years and a well-known businessman in the state of the sum of N120 million.
 
The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed on April 1, 2024, regarding suspicious withdrawals of money totalling N2,068,000 from the complainant’s company bank account.
 
Acting under the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, the State Intelligence Department promptly investigated the case.
 
The meticulous efforts of the personnel revealed that the suspect had unlawfully withdrawn a significant amount of N120 million from the complainant’s bank account over a while.
 
According to the Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili, during interrogation, Glory Samuel admitted to betraying the trust of his neighbour, the complainant, with whom he had shared a market space for over fifteen years.
 
Glory Samuel further disclosed that a friend he had met at Federal Polytechnic Bauchi in 2011, before dropping out of a Computer Science course, convinced him that he could make money by accessing a wealthy individual’s mobile phone.
 
Exploiting the complainant’s trust, Glory Samuel deceitfully borrowed his friend’s phone, allowing his accomplice to install financial applications such as Opay and MoneyPoint, access that enabled them to transfer the funds to different bank accounts on various occasions.
 
Following the investigation by Police personnel, the following items were recovered from the suspect: Eight Tricycles (Keke NAPEP), N35,000,000 in cash, Two uncompleted buildings, Sixty bags of cooking charcoal, thirty bags of fertilizer, two motorcycles and two industrial sewing machines.
 
The Police assured that consequently, the suspect will face legal charges in court.
 
The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, urged the public to remain vigilant and ensure the security of their financial platforms.
 
The Command also urged members of the public to report complaints regarding Police misconduct to PPRO: 08034844393, CRU: 08036392107 or on Facebook at BAUCHI STATE POLICE COMMAND or COMPLAINT BAUCHI and X @crubauchi.


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