Rivers State Police Command has arrested an impostor identified as Philip Agbe Chukwuemeka, who parades himself as a medical doctor in Port Harcourt.
The suspect, Africa Update learnt was arrested at Mgbuoba NTA Road area of the State, for using fake bank alerts to purchase goods and pay for hotel bills worth N111,000.
Chukwuemeka claimed to be a medical doctor working at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, but the police said preliminary Investigation revealed that his claim is false, as he dropped out of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, while in 200 level.
DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, acting Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command who announced the arrest in a statement said Chukwuemeka is currently being investigated at State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for possible prosecution.
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“The suspect,who is a native of Umuhunvosi Village, in Isiala-Ngwa South of Abia State, met a lady via the Badoo social media platform, and came all the way from Enugu to Port Harcourt to meet her in person.
He paid for his lodging during their date, using fake credit alerts for services of about N111,000 (One Hundred and Eleven Thousand Naira)”, the police spokesperson said.
She added that Rivers Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday, has urged all and sundry to apply caution in the utilization of social media, and be wary of fraudulent credit alerts by unsuspected persons and be quick in reporting individuals with deceptive tendencies.
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