On the 21st of September, The Zone 13 Police Command has reportedly arrested a man identified as Chief Izuchukwu Nwabueze, 35, for defrauding members of the public by posing as an Aide to AIG.
According to the spokesperson of the Police Command, DSP Nkeiruka Nwode, she said:
“In an effort to nip fraudulent tendencies in the bud, on Sept. 21, operatives attached to Zonal CID Zone 13, Ukpo, arrested one Ichie Sir Izuchukwu Nwabueze, 35, of Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area.
“He cornered Sir Chris Okeke and High Chief Daniel Nwaigwe both of G20 Foundation Awka, and collected a total sum of N7.3 million from them,’’
Mentioning the defrauded victims, Nwode said the suspect defrauded Mr. Chidi Okoye, N240,000; Mr. Benson Okoye, N185,000; Umugama village, N100,000 and Prince Okoyeze, N100,000. According to her, other victims are Mr. Chukwudi Okeke, N210, 000; Prof Sylvanus Anika, N50, 000, Chief Nnamdi Egbuha, a gas cylinder, and Mr. Ndubuisi Onwuakpa, one horsepower air conditioner.
She added that the suspect obtained N1, 000, 000 from one Ifeanyi Umeh on behalf of the Anglican Bishop of Awka, Archbishop Alexander Ibezim.
“He allegedly convinced him to pay the sum of N1, 000, 000 on Sept. 1, which he did to his Fidelity Bank’s account.
“He further approached one Mr. Stanley Chibuzor, the CEO of Brost Global Resources and collected the sum of N500, 000 from him to allegedly enlist him in his stakeholders’ forum,”
She said that the suspect collected another N370, 000 from Chibuzor to purchase IPad for the AIG and another N1,150, 000 for the furnishing of the office of the Personal Assistant to the AIG.
“When Chibuzor requested for the refund, the said Izuchukwu gave him a Fidelity Bank’s cheque of N1, 150, 000 belonging to Chriskwik Ventures Limited of 32 Isa Williams Str., Okearin, Lagos State, which he presented to the bank but bounced.’’
Upon interrogation, the suspect mentioned that all that was filed against him is instigated by his opponents as he is contesting for the position of President-General of Ukpo community,”