Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team, IRT of the Nigeria Police Force has again arrested a notorious and serial fake bank alert fraudster, Tunde Olaogun, for defrauding his victim of N5million using fake bank alert.
Popularly called the evil genius because of his expertise in generating fake bank credit alert which he uses to defraud traders and others, the suspect who is in his mid 40s and hails from Ogbomosho in Oyo State, was previously arrested by the police IRT Commander, DCP Tunji Disu led Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command in 2018 when he was alleged to have generated and used fake bank alert to buy laptop computers worth N4.6 million from one Kevin Otenuga, a dealer.
Tunde’s latest arrest by the police IRT in Abuja was after he met one Chidinma Vivian Okwenna through a social media platform where they interacted and exchanged contacts.
According to information gathered by FASNEWSng, Tunde who has been on EFCC’s wanted list had approached his victim at Wuse Zone 2 First Bank and asked that she assist him to get #5 million new notes for his boss.
His victim was said to have rallied round and was able to raise the sum of N3.5 million which she handed over to him.
He subsequently generated fake bank credit alert of its equivalent through Zenith Bank acçounts and sent it to her victim afterwhich he immediately rushed out of the bank claiming to have a meeting with someone. He also blocked the complainant’s line from reaching him on social platforms and mobile networks.
All efforts by the victim to reach him proved abortive until she reported to the FIB-IRT Central Base and the suspect was tracked and arrested in Lokoja, Kogi State.
Meanwhile, after obtaining his account statement, it was discovered that he was having just #24, 000 in the Zenith Bank account.
Upon interrogation, he confessed to have used the fake alert to have purchased goods worth billions of naira adding that he had defrauded many traders in Lagos and other cities.
The suspect is said to have been on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC and had undertaken interrogation waiting to be handed over to the Police team by he anti-graft agency for other crimes he reportedly committed.
The Inspector- General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba has therefore warned the public particularly traders to be wary of the activities of fraudsters who use fake bank alert to defraud citizens
He equally assures the nation of dilligent prosecution of all forms of electronic frauds in the nation’s law courts by the Police in his determination to rid the nation of all forms of crimes and criminal activities.