SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, (THEWILL) – The police have arrested a syndicate group that allegedly impersonates the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Tinubu,
The suspects arrested are; High Chief Ovie Ogo, Abdullazeez Eragbe, Babatunde Oshamoto, Samuel Idah and Prince Attah a.k.a Maurice who is based in United Kingdom and currently at large.
According to the Spokesman of the police, CSP Jimoh Moshood, the suspects have allegedly defrauded their victims of over N20million in the last six months adding that the suspects confessed to the crime of impersonating several prominent citizens.
Items recovered from them include 14 assorted G.S.M sets, all with sim cards registered with the names of top Government officials and other prominent Nigerians, several extra registered sim cards and a diary containing phone numbers of several top government officials and prominent persons in the country.
“On 28 of March, the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on the of cracked and arrested the notorious suspected criminals who posed as chief of staff to President, Senate President, National Security Adviser to President, Minister of petroleum, Minister of Finance, Minister of Transport, Chief Bola Tinubu, and many other prominent Nigerians,” he said.
“In a coordinated operation in synergy with the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) after a painstaking and sustained surveillance by IRT the suspects were arrested.
“The four man gang notorious syndicate led by one High Chief Ovie Ogo (Eze Ireoma of Omoku-Rivers state) was arrested in an Hotel in Kaduna State.
“High Chief Ovie Ogo (Eze Ireoma of Omoku-Rivers state), 47yrs, native of Omoku Rivers State who impersonates Prominent Citizens from the South-South and Southeast.
“Abdulazeez Eragbe, 40yrs, impersonates prominent citizens from the North, born and brought up in Kaduna speaks Hausa fluently and Babatunde Oshamoto 49yrs impersonates prominent citizens from the South West and North Central.
“Samuel Idah, 25yrs, supplies them with Sim cards registered with the names of the prominent Citizens.
“Chief Ovie Ogo confessed that he posed as the National Security Adviser and collected ₦13,000,000 from a Ghanaian who wants to get an Oil block in Nigeria.
“The gang also posed as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and collected ₦4,000,000 from one man who is seeking Federal appointment.
“They equally posed as Chief of Staff to the President and collected ₦2,500,000 from another individual, who is looking for contract.
“The suspects again posed as the Chief of Staff to president and collected #700,000 from one young man who is also seeking Federal appointment.”
SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (local news)