A 35-year old woman, Akunna Udom has been arrested for allegedly defrauding over five ladies to the tune of N9million in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed this in a statement, said the suspect, member of a 3-man notorious gang, was arrested in one of the new generations banks in the commercial city.
He said she confessed claiming to possess spiritual power of cleansing her victims afflictions and capable of doubling their money, assuring the case would be charged after investigations were concluded.
He said, “Anambra State Police Command today 20/2/2023 have in custody one Mrs Akunna Roseline Udom aged 35 years on an alleged case of conspiracy, advance fee fraud and stealing, reported to the Command for investigation.
“Mrs Roseline is a member of a notorious gang of 3-man, who specialise in defrauding members of the public.
“While some of her syndicate members are still at large, she confessed that her victims are mainly single young ladies, who work in cooperate offices like banks, civil service and sales girls, assuring them that her brother who is based overseas is looking for a wife.
“She also tells her victims that she possesses the spiritual power of cleansing their afflictions and is capable of doubling any amount given to her by the victim.
“Mrs Rose a mother of five children, joined the gang early last year and since then has defrauded more than five young ladies of a total sum of Nine million and more.
“The Command wishes to use this medium to advise members of the public, especially teeming youth to avoid getting rich quick strategy but rather engage in a legitimate business that will, in turn, bring better profits and growth in their lives.
“Also to be cautious about how they allow strangers into our personal lives.”