Fake Army Major Swindles Youths, Arrested In Obudu

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The fake army officer in Police custody
The fake army officer in Police custody

An alleged fake army officer (Major Kola Elijah) has been arrested and is cooling his feet at the Obudu Police division for defrauding members of the public of money amounting to over a million naira.

The culprit was arrested after complaints from those he had defrauded promising them admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA.

Bank tellers showing money paid by his victims
Bank tellers showing money paid by his victims

Some of those he defrauded include; Aweli Gabriel Lishiliniye N150, 000, Kashim Adeloye Ebenezer N406, 500, Abiabe Godwin Ugbe N210, 000, and Audor Peter Bekeh N335, 000.

Security sources in Obudu informed CrossRiverWatch that the fake Major has been parading himself on bikes in Obudu for months now hunting for unsuspecting young people to defraud until he was arrested a few days ago.

“It was after his arrest that we discovered that he is not a soldier but runs a boutique in Calabar. He just came to town to latch on the ignorance and desperation of young people to get into NDA and has been using that to swindle them.” a source told this reporter.

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Obudu division, DSP Obeten was not available to comment as his telephones lines did not connect.

As at the time of filling this report, efforts made to reach the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo were also not successful.

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