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Police Arrest Notorious Cyber Criminal, Organ Trafficker, Defraud POS Operator Of N21million

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Police Arrest Notorious Cyber Criminal, Organ Trafficker, Defraud POS Operator Of N21million

The suspect then sent the amount of Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#5,500,000) to her account

Abuja, Nigeria– The Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has successfully arrested one Igwe Gift Okechukwu in connection with a series of heinous crimes, including criminal conspiracy, organ trafficking, fraud, cybercrime, stealing, impersonation, deceit, cheating, and identity theft.

The arrest follows a report filed at the Force Criminal Investigation Department.

This is contained in a  statement released by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the command, disclosed that the complainant is a POS operator with several POS branches in Owerri and that on a fateful day she came in contact with the suspect, she went to a shopping mall in Owerri to get some personal effects where the suspect introduced himself to her as Dr. Henry Ovie, a neurologist newly transferred from Port Harcourt to FMC, Owerri.

Adejobi said the complainant further stated that Igwe collected her number and established a close relationship with her.

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Police FCID parades fake doctor for Organ trafficking, cybercrime and defrauding of POS operator of N21million

‘’He told her that he was expecting some money and that he would love to make use of her POS to collect the money. The suspect then sent the amount of Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#5,500,000) to her account, which made her believe that the suspect had a genuine source of income.

“She proceeded to state that on 11th September, 2023 the suspect tricked her into entering a code on her POS machine which she did due to the trust she had for him.

“After the suspect left her place, she noticed that all the money in her POS account was withdrawn, which amounted to the sum of Twenty-One Million Naira (#21,000,000) and all efforts to reach out to the suspect proved abortive.

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“She also went to Federal Medical Center, where the suspect claimed to be working, to ask about him and she was told that none of their doctors bear such name,’ he added

She immediately reported the case to the Force Criminal Investigation Department Abuja, where intelligent officers swung into action to arrest the suspect.”

‘’During the course of the investigation, the officers discovered that the suspect had changed his phone number, and relocated from Owerri to Lafia in Nasarawa State, where he rented and furnished an apartment, where he was later arrested after being tracked.

He said investigations revealed that the suspect goes by different names such as Igwe Richard, Ovie Henry with multiple phone numbers and emails that he uses to perpetrate his heinous acts.

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Investigation also unraveled that the suspectʼs identity was not documented on the National Identity Management Commission portal, neither was his information in any Nigeria Information Database.

“Upon his arrest it was discovered that the said Igwe was also involved in organ trafficking and that he has a contact in Toronto, Canada with whom he engages in the trade of human organs.”

Adejobi added that the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has reiterated that the arrest underscores the commitment and dedication of the force to combating crimes and criminality and also ensuring the safety and security of our community.

He said that the IGP has assured Nigerians that an extensive investigation is ongoing and every other perpetrator involved in this heinous act would be brought to book and be charged to court accordingly.

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