Saturday, 4 November 2017

Notorious Fraudster Who Poses As Senior Police Officers, Ministers Arrested

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A notorious fraudster, Henry Ushie, who poses with the names and ranks of very senior police officers, ministers and Chief Executive Officers of multinational agencies to defraud Nigerians has been arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team.

The fraudster was arrested on Friday, The Eagle Online learnt.
Ushie, who has posed as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police and as the head of the IRT, Assistant Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, was arrested in Asaba, Delta State.

According to information available to The Eagle Online, the road to arresting Usher began with several complaints by very senior police officers and the Office of the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, that some fraudsters using the pictures and names of prominent citizens creats and operate Facebook accounts and collect money from innocent Nigerians.

The fraudsters, according to the complaints, make promises of jobs, postings and United Nations Peace Keeping work.

In fact, one of them opened a Facebook account using the name and photograph of Kyari.
Several persons were said to have been defrauded, The Eagle Online was told.
Owing to this, Advance Technical Intelligence analysis was said to have been conducted and IRT teams deployed to Delta State.

Ushie, 27, an indigene of Bekwara Local Government Area of Cross River State, was arrested in Asaba at about 3am.

He confessed that he has been in the business for about three years.
During the period, he has posed as DIGs, AIGs, CPs, Ministers and MDs of Companies among others to defraud Nigerians.

He said at present, he is posing as DIG, ‘E’ Department, Emmanuel Inyang; retired AIG Joseph Mbu; Kyari; Army Captain; and a Minister.

Ushie also stated that he was arrested by the Police for the same offence in 2015.
However, he was granted bail and continued committing the same Crime.
Items recovered from him included the phone and sim cards used in committing the fraud; and Automated Teller Machine card of the account used to collect victims’ money.

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