The Anambra State Police have arrested two suspects accused of involvement in a scheme that allegedly defrauded a Mr Emmanuel Anamene of the sum of N1.4million at Onitsha, the commercial city of the state.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said in a statement that the suspects, Dr Madu Ifeanyi (50) and Mr Linus Onyekwere (60) both of Ugonakpanpa, Onitsha, were running a commonwealth loaning scheme where people were to pay a sum of N500,00 to receive their money back with an interest of N1million after a month.
He said, “The suspects also claimed to have a contract they executed with “former President Goodluck Jonathan” and the CBN requested them to pay N20million before the contract money will be paid to them.”
The suspects had told the complainant to bring the sum of N500,000 as others have done to enable them raise the N20million asked of them by CBN so that they can get their contract money from the apex bank.
According to Mohammed, the complainant claimed to have so far given the sum of N1.4million to the suspects since September 2020 and had neither received any interest nor the principal money he invested.
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He added, “The complainant said he has been making several calls to the two suspects till the time of their arrests, but they have not been picking his calls.
“The complainant further alleged that he is aware of many unsuspecting persons have been to the house of the suspects in Onitsha to do similar “investment” oblivious of their fraudulent motives.”
Mr Haruna the urged victims of such fraudulent ventures to immediately report it to the Police Area Command headquarters, Onitsha, to enable the Police to carry out discreet investigations in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“The Command also urges the public to refrain from availing their personal information particularly National Identification Numbers( NIN), date of birth or biometric identification numbers (BVN) in order not to fall victims of these fraudulent practices,” he stressed.