NSCDC Nabs POS Fraudster in Kwara

The Kwara State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) Makinde Iskil Ayinla has appealed to the POS operators and the entire people in the State to be wary of certain criminal elements, who are going around with the intention of defrauding them of their money.

The Commandant gave the advice on Friday while confirming the arrest of one Victor Adebayo, 24, a serial POS fraudster and fake alert scammer, who was picked up by the intelligence unit of the corps after he had defrauded many unsuspected people of amount more than seven hundred thousand naira( N700,000).

According to the spokesman of the NSCDC in Kwara State Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the suspect who claims to be a Lagos based usually send alerts to unsuspected pos operators and will now collect cash from them and disappear into a thin air.

” On the 13th January 2022, operatives of the NSCDC intelligence and investigations department picked up a suspected serial fraudster who has been going around defrauding people of their hard – earned money.

The suspect

“The suspect usually going around in his Toyota Corolla car and very neat appearance and would meet pos operators to give him cash and he will now make a fake transfer which he has programmed on his phone” Babawale narrated.

The CDPRO stated further that the suspect has really perfected the dubious act and confirmed to have been doing it for more than two years, adding that sometimes he would pose like a pastor to convince the pos operators or tell that his wife is in labour in the hospital and need certain amount of money

In the meantime, some POS operators in Ilorin metropolis thronged the Kwara Command of the NSCDC trying to catch the glimpse of the serial fraudster and those that have fell victim of the fraudster before.

Edited by Felix Ajide