Enugu police operatives arrest fake philanthropist and recover fraudulently obtained Bags of rice

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Police Operatives serving in the Ogui Police Division of Enugu State Command have apprehended a suspected fraudster identified as Nnamani Joseph ‘m’, aged 45, who allegedly planned to defraud a businessman of eighteen (18) bags of rice valued at about four hundred thousand Naira (N400,000.00), under the guise of buying and using the rice for charity at a church.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, SP Daniel Ndukwe, says on February 14, 2024, being Valentine’s Day, Nnamani went to the premises of a church (name withheld) in Ogui, Enugu, from where he called the businessman (names withheld) on the phone, requesting eighteen (18) pieces of 25 kg bags of rice valued with the pretense of wanting to use the same for charity to the church.

‘’The businessman accordingly supplied the rice and unsuspectingly followed Nnamani to the bank to receive his payment through bank transfer. But in the course of effecting the payment, Nnamani secretly left the bank, went back to the church, and made away with the bags of rice to an unknown destination.”

Ndukwe said that the suspect, however, could not run or hide for so long, as the Police Operatives, upon receiving the report, embarked on an intelligence-driven investigation, which led to his arrest on February 20, 2024, at Enene, Enugu. Eight (8) out of the eighteen (18) 25 kg bags of rice were recovered from him, after he had re-bagged and sold the other bags at Oye Enene Market, Enugu.

Ndukwe added that the suspect and his cohorts will have a date with the court of law once investigations are concluded.