The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested Nwokoro Gabriel, a man who posed as a Nigerian Army ‘General’ for allegedly swindling a Point of Sale attendant of N200,000.
According to the Command’s Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, who paraded suspects on Friday., Nwokoro generated a fake bank alert after collecting N200,000 from the PoS attendant in Surulere area of Lagos State.
The case was reported by one Obina Jude Eze.
The victim alleged that at about 3:50pm, the suspect who was in company of one Corporal Udo John approached his POS centre to do some cash withdrawal.
On the day of the incident, both suspects arrived at the scene in one Lexus SUV with Registration Number JJJ 510 EP.
Gabriel who was wearing uniform of the Nigerian Army, claimed to be a serving General in the Nigeria Army and a ‘Commanding Officer’ of an undisclosed Division.
“At the POS centre, they withdrew N200,000.00.
“Thereafter, the fake General gave one expired Access Bank ATM card, which the PoS machine rejected.
“Upon the receipt of the information, police operatives tracked down the vehicle owner at Sango Ota in Ogun State and later arrested the driver who led the police detectives to one hotel in Surulere, Lagos State, where the suspects were taking refuge.
“Investigation is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.”