Police say Anambra wanted corps member in their custody, accuse him of N47m fraud

…says the corps member fraudulently transferred total sum of N47million to his 14 different accounts

Police in Anambra State on Friday said the corps member, Nnamdi Emeh declared wanted over allegations of unlawful possession of firearms, money laundering, and defamation of character, fraud and impersonation is in their custody.

The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng who disclosed this during a press briefing, accused the suspect of hacking into the account of one Mr Chibuike Martins Ekwueme.

He said Nnamdi Emeh fraudulently transferred total sum of N47million to his 14 different accounts, adding that the case is already in court.

He said, “Recall the command on 20th February 2023 declared one Emeh Nnamdi Daniel, 26years old wanted a youth corp member serving in the police command, on allegations of unlawful possession of firearms, money laundering, and defamation of character, fraud and impersonation. 

“We also want to use this opportunity to let you know the suspect is in custody. The suspect, Nnamdi Emeh flee the country to the Benin Republic before he was arrested by INTERPOL operatives.

“Nnamdi also hacked into one of Mr Chibuike Martins Ekwueme’s accounts and fraudulently transferred a total sum of Forty-seven million Naira only #47,000,000 to his fourteen (14) different accounts owned by him Nnamdi E. The case is already before the federal high court.

He added, “On 27/4/2023 by 7:50 pm, the forward operating base FOB Aguata while on stop and search duty at Afor Nnobi road intercepted two vehicles, one unmarked brown Lexus jeep and a black Prado Jeep with Reg Nos. GWA 696 CM, Abuja.

“The occupants of the vehicle who refuse to stop when police flagged them down, started shooting sporadically to escape police screening. The operatives engaged the armed men in a gun battle, rescued one of their victims and arrested three of the gang members suspected to be members of the ESN/OUTLAWED IPOB group. 

“Their names include Hyicent Ujwuika aged 45 years, Sunday Samuel Akpan aged 31 years and Chinonso Offor aka Wolf aged 24 years. 

“The operatives recovered three AK47s, two cell phones, two bulletproof vests, two Walking talkies, one Police uniform (camouflage),4 AK47 Magazines, 120 live ammunition, one Police belt, one hand glove, a pair of Police boots, two Police caps, one military T-shirt and one blue police uniform. 

“While other gang members escaped the scene, the suspects now in custody, confessed to being members of the outlawed ESN/IPOB groups and mentioned the various camps/criminal hideouts where, they operate. Efforts are already emplaced to arrest other fleeing gang members.”

While assuring continued evolvement of strategies, including improved operational positioning and engagement of relevant stakeholders, CP urged the public to support the force by providing timely information and reporting any suspicious activities in their communities. 

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