Undergraduate, others arrested over alleged fraud

Otaigbe allegedly conspired with Anaho and others still at large, to use her own account and Bank Verification Number to defraud bank customers.

Benedicta Otaigbe and her accomplice, Eromosele Anaho

Punch reports that Otaigbe and her alleged accomplice, one Eromosele Anaho, were picked up by security operatives.

According to the reports, Otaigbe who is a student of Accounting at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, ‎allegedly conspired with Anaho and others still at large, to use her own account and Bank Verification Number to defraud bank customers.

The State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, said that the suspects operated as a syndicate.

He added that the suspects lured their victims through text messages requesting bank details to unblock their accounts.

Punch reports that Otaigbe received N20,000 as a commission after a bank customer was defrauded of N100,000.‎

The suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigations.

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