A Point of Sale, POS, operator identified as Alfa Rafiu, has been arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State, for allegedly squandering N280 million mistakenly sent to his account by a commercial bank.
Rafiu is a resident of Akuji compound, Abayawo area in Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state.
According to sources in the area who are familiar with the issue,the suspect had suddenly gone on a spending spree after he received the alerts in batches of several millions some weeks ago.
Instead of drawing the attention of the bank that mistakenly transferred the huge funds, he went on a speeding spree, he bought houses, cars and sponsored people to the lesser Hajj.
The bank auditors later discovered the error and sent law enforcement agents after Rafiu who was arrested and moved to Lagos.
It was gathered that the suspect has been arrested by police officers from the ‘C’ Division Police station, Oja-Oba, Ilori on Monday, 17th April, 2023.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the Kwara State Command, Ajayi Okasanmi (SP), confirmed the incident.
According to him, “Yes, the matter is true, but his arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCIID, from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos which makes it completely out of our purview”.
Story: Christy Dung