Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old woman, Mrs Akunna Roseline Udom –who was said to be a leader of a three-man syndicate–for alleged conspiracy, advance fee fraud and stealing.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who made this known in a statement on Monday, February 20, said the suspect belongs to a notorious gang that specializes in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
According to the PPRO, Udom targets single young ladies with false promises to get them married to her brother who is based overseas.
‘Today, we have in custody one Mrs Akunna Roseline Udom aged 35 years on an alleged case of conspiracy, advance fee fraud and stealing, reported to the Command for investigation,’ the statement read.
‘Mrs Roseline is a member of a notorious gang of three-man, who specialise in defrauding members of the public.
‘While some of her syndicate members are still at large, she confessed that her victims are mainly single young ladies, who work in corporate offices like banks, civil service and sales girls, assuring them that her brother who is based overseas is looking for a wife.
‘She also tells her victims that she possesses the spiritual power of cleansing their afflictions and is capable of doubling any amount given to her by the victim.
‘Mrs Rose, a mother of five children, joined the gang early last year and since then has defrauded more than five young ladies of a total sum of nine million naira and more.
‘The case shall be charged to court on the conclusion of the investigation,’ the statement added.
The Command has advised the general public, especially teeming youths to avoid getting rich quick strategy but rather engage in a legitimate business that will, in turn, bring better profits and growth in their lives.