The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC Imo State Command has arrested a twenty eight year old lady who allegedly specialized in defrauding operators of Point of Sale, POS business in Owerri.
Parading the suspect at the Command’s headquarters in Owerri, the State Commandant of the Corps Mr. Micheal Ogar said the suspect who had being on the wanted list of the Police for more than one year was in the habit of absconding with the employers’ monies shortly after resumption of work at their POS outlets.
Our Correspondent quotes the Commandant as saying that the suspect will soon be handed over to the Police for prosecution.
The Suspect who gave her name as Freeda Moses said she hailed from Osisioma in Abia state but was in Owerri for greener pastures.
She was alleged to have swindled her victims who were about fifteen in number to the tune of fifteen million naira.
The State Commandant NSCDC Imo State Command Mr. Micheal Ogar told newsmen that the suspect used different names to secure employment with unsuspecting investors in various locations within Owerri only to abandon the shops and abscond with monies given to her to run the POS business.
Mr. Ogar explained that luck ran out of the suspect following a discreet investigation and manhunt launched by his men after receiving complaints from her victims.
Some of the victims Mr. Micheal Igbokwe and Chibuzo Dike said the suspect ran away with their monies which ranged between two hundred thousand and one point five million naira.
The Suspect Freeda Moses admitted to the crime but argued that what she made away with was only five hundred thousand naira.
The NSCDC also paraded four men for where intercepted at Ngor-Okpala in Imo state for allegedly conveying two trucks laden with adulterated petroleum products from Port Harcourt to Enugu but the suspects claimed that they were merely engaged by owners of the consignment to move the consignment to Enugu.