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Police nab undergraduate for fraud

Enugu State Police Command has arrested a suspect involved in impersonation of bank customers and beneficiaries of transfers from abroad, spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said in a statement.

He added that the 23-year-old suspect was an undergraduate from Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government of Imo State.Amaraizu said the suspect went to a new generation bank on Okpara Avenue in Enugu metropolis to cash 800 U.S. dollars purported to have been sent to him by someone abroad.“When he was asked by bank workers to provide proof of identification, he presented an identity card bearing the name of Eleng Okpara Peter, likely to be the authorised beneficiary.

“He smartly superimposed his passport photograph on that of the likely beneficiary and presented himself to be Eleng Okpara Peter.“When he could no longer establish his innocence, it was obvious he was trying to withdraw money sent to another person by impersonating the beneficiary,” he said.According to him, the suspect earlier claimed the money was sent to him as a gift by a female Facebook friend.The spokesman said investigation showed the account number he presented as his belonged to someone else.The command advised the public to be security conscious and not disclose their bank details and vital personal information to anybody.The Nation

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