The Nigeria Police Drive has arrested three brothers for operating a pretend checking account and Fb web page within the title of the Drive Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, to defraud harmless individuals.
Emmanuel Ushie (23), Henry Ushie (30) and Matthew Ushie (28) had been apprehended by the police operatives connected to the Intelligence Response Group (IRT) at their hideout in Anambra state.
The trio was a part of the 24 suspects paraded on the power headquarters in Abuja for cybercrime offences.
Frank Mba, Drive PPRO who disclosed in an announcement on Monday, stated the three brothers opened a checking account together with his title on the First Metropolis Monument Financial institution (FCMB) to hold out their fraudulent actions.
He recognized Henry Ushie because the “gang chief” behind the web rip-off.
He stated the investigation revealed that Mathew Ushie had as soon as been arrested in Ghana for utilizing the title of the Inspector Basic of Police of Ghana, John Kudalor, to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaian policemen within the guise of offering a chance for them to attend United Nations peacekeeping mission utilizing a pretend Fb account.
In response to him, Henry Ushie had additionally been arrested in 2017 for impersonating a former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, on Fb and defrauding many harmless Nigerians.
The assertion stated, “The trio used a pretend Fb account and fraudulently operated checking account to defraud harmless Nigerians of their hard-earned monies below the pretext that the Basis was elevating cash to assist weak Nigerians in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Investigations by the police operatives connected to the Intelligence Response Group (IRT) revealed that the brothers engaged extensively and serially in such frauds and different associated cybercrimes.”