Delta Police Nabs 7 Suspects over N226.7m Fraud 

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By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba

The Delta State Police Command on Friday confirmed the arrest of seven persons in Asaba over alleged N226.7million fraud under an investment company.
Mustafa Muhammad, the police commissioner in the state, who confirmed the arrests to journalists in Asaba, disclosed that the suspects allegedly defrauded many unsuspecting residents of Asaba in the last few months through the investment company, adding that the suspects upon interrogation, made useful statements to the police.
He said: “Some of the people duped petitioned the police, and on investigation, the seven persons were arrested for allegedly defrauding the people of the sum of N226.7million. The suspects have made useful statements to the police, and investigation is on going”.
It was gathered that the suspects under the guise of running a micro- finance company around Asaba City Plaza Compex, allegedly duped unsuspecting Asaba residents including two female medical doctors the sum of N226.7million.
But the police commissioner while speaking further, said: “The suspects from investigation are crooks who until they were arrested were working with one of the new generation banks, they admitted to the police that they were involved in the fraud to eke out a living for themselves.”
He gave the names of the suspects to include; Emmanuel Emelue, the investment manager, Adesegun Gabriel, Thomas Chibuzor, Desmond Chibuzor, Emmanuel Blessing, Dennis Arinze, Aba Benneth, and Cletus Ogbah, disclosing that the police, apart from acting on a petition from some of the victims, disclosed that two of the suspects were currently standing trial for alleged fraud of N200,000 at an Ogwashi-Uku Magistrate’s Court.
Sources said that suspects operate the investment company under the name Trust Integrated Investment Limited in Asaba as they allegedly woo unsuspecting customers with mouth watering gains for their deposits, especially giving out loans with ease to people desperate to improve on their businesses.
The police boss further disclosed that some of them were traced to Enugu and arrested in their hotel rooms with their girl-friends “exchanging family values”.
One of the victims, a female medical doctor, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said: “I was introduced to the suspects by a friend and I started with them with N200,000 now my money is gone because they are owing lots of people”.
It was further gathered that during working days, the office of the company is a beehive of activities for the unsuspecting customers, many of whom are top politicians and senior civil servants who also were allegedly duped.
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