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Two men arrested for generating fake bank alerts

Two men identified as Eko Charles and Rabiu Idris have been nabbed for duping a trader in Anambra state.

According to reports, Charles and his partner, obtained two 43-inch televisions from a trader identified as Godwin Chukwu of N0 59 Zik Avenue, Awka on July 31. The alleged fraudsters generated fake SMS bank alert in the amount of N200,000 for the seller and made him believe they had paid for the items.

Uncaught, they showed up the next day and purchased four more television sets with accessories said to be valued at N230,000 and paid using the same fake SMS alert method.

The excited trader then went to the bank to withdraw the money, only to be told by the bank that no money was deposited into his account.

Haruna Mohammed, the state police command spokesperson, in a statement released, said the men, aged 25 and 24 hail from Gariki, Enugu state.

Reports reveal that they were both arrested on August 1 and some items were recovered. The case is still being investigated and the men stand being sent to trial.

Two men arrested for generating fake bank alerts

According to reports, Charles and his partner used fake bank alerts to obtain six televisions  (Photo: UGC)
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, a Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, sentenced the proprietress of Dala Standard secondary school, Josephine Udeh, for falsely obtaining N5 million from her students.

In a statement signed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, August 1, Udeh was charged before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on a one-count charge of fraud, Premium Times reports.

According to the statement, Udeh collected the said sum meant for the 2017/2018 WAEC registration fees from 284 students of her school and converted it to her private use.

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