Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Man defrauds Saudi Dr by impersonating the IG of Police


 Ekperebuike Akadonye was arrested for fraud. He was believed to have inpersonated the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on the internet to scam his unsuspecting victim of $10,000. The victim Hassan Alkahallaf is a Suadi Arabia based doctor.

Punch gathered that the 29year old was apprehended by the Inspector General Special Intelligence Response Team and paraded.  has been arrested by the police for allegedly parading himself as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the Internet.

This is not the first time the victim has been defrauded by Nigerians via internet. The second time was when the doctor was coined to believe he will be helped to recover the first money that was defrauded hence the suspect introduced himself as the IG and promised to helpafter demandng $10,000.

A police source told our correspondent that the doctor contacted the IG through the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Nigeria after realising that he had been duped again.
“The suspect contacted his victims, including Hassan (Alkahallaf), who is attached to the Department of Urology, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, via an email address, igofnieria@outlook.com, purportedly belonging to IG Ibrahim Idris.

“He claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari, in his fight against corruption, had directed the IG to make refunds to victims who had been defrauded by Nigerians in the past.
“The doctor replied to Akadonye’s emails, believing he was the real IG of the Nigeria Police Force, and he eventually paid him $10,000 in installments to get back his lost funds. He lied to the doctor that he would use the money to hire a lawyer who would represent him since he wasn’t based in Nigeria,” the source said.

After the case was reported through the Saudi Embassy the Nigerian Police swung into action to capture and arrest the suspect. It was learnt that sometime in October, the team trailed Akadonye to Imo State, where he hails from and apprehended him. 

The suspect, in his statement, allegedly confessed to the fraud, saying he took to the crime after his shops were demolished by the government.

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