By Ruth Oginyi
Two first-year students of the Ebonyi State University EBSU, Amadi Chibuike, 20 and Onuha Emeka, 20 have been arrested by the police for alleged 4.4 million fraud.
The students were arrested at Ishieke market in Ebonyi local government area of the state by men of Ebonyi police command yesterday.
The suspects said they were being paid 10% of each deal by their master who has a point of sale, (POS) Centre at IMT Enugu.
The police public relations officer in the state, DSP loveth Odah, said the suspects were using POS and one of the new generation banks in the state to defraud the unsuspecting public.
A statement from the office of the PRO said the suspects had been handed over to the EFCC for prosecution.
The police urged members of the public to avoid giving out their bank details to persons who do not know their identity, adding that, for any emergency, they could call the police distress line 07064515001.
According to Odah, “Meanwhile, the commissioner of police Ebonyi state CP. Aliyu Garba, urged the public to refrain from availing their personal information particularly Biometric Identification Number (BVN), National Identification Number (NIN), or account number, and to also keep the above information away from their Phones or SIM card in order not to fall victim of this fraudulent practice.
“The CP appealed to members of the public to continue to cooperate with the police with credible and timely information on activities of criminal elements in the state.”