Anambra State Police Command has arrested a member of a syndicate that specializes in using amulets to defraud outlets across the state.
State Police Public Relations Officer Ikenga Tochukwu, who revealed this in a statement in Awka on Thursday, said the suspect, 26-year-old Chisom Nweke, a resident of Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area, was arrested along the roundabout of Amawbia.
Ikenga said the suspect is using known charms to scam POS operators within Awka and its environs.
He said the arrest was made on 9/15/2022, at about 9:00 am, adding that his other gang members were on the run.
The police spokesman added that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect cut plain white papers the size of money and gave them to the POS operators for security.
Ikenga said efforts are underway to arrest his other gang members.
“Police officers arrested a 26-year-old Chisom Nweke ‘M’ from Umugwulu, Awka along the Amawbia roundabout at approximately 9:00 am today 9/15/2022. He confessed to using charms to defraud POS operators within Awka and the surrounding area.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects cut up white papers the size of money and gave them to the cashier operator for security. Efforts are underway to arrest other gang members,” Ikenga added.
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