Police FCID arrest fake doctor for Organ trafficking, cybercrime and defrauding of POS operator of N21million

Date:

January 6, 2024.

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Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department have arrested one Igwe Gift Okechukwu, pictured above, involved in criminal conspiracy, organ trafficking ,fraud, cyber crime, stealing, impersonation, deceit cheating and identity theft that was reported at the Force Criminal Investigation Department by one Anita Chinwe Mathias ‘fʼ.

A statement released by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the command, disclosed that the complainant is a POS operator with several POS branches in Owerri and that on the fateful day she came in contact with the suspect, she went to a shopping mall in Owerri to get some personal effects where the suspect introduced himself to her as Dr. Henry Ovie, a neurologist newly transferred from Port Harcourt to FMC, Owerri.

Adejobi said the complainant further stated that Igwe collected her number and established a close relationship with her.

‘’He told her that he was expecting some money and that he would love to make use of her POS to collect the money. The suspect then sent the amount of Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#5,500,000) to her account, which made her believe that the suspect had a genuine source of income. She proceeded to state that on 11th September, 2023 the suspect tricked her to enter a code on her POS machine which she did due to the trust she had for him. After the suspect left her place, she noticed that all the money in her POS account was withdrawn, which amounted to the sum of Twenty One Million Naira (#21,000,000) and all efforts to reach out to the suspect proved abortive. She also went to Federal Medical Center, where the suspect claimed to be working, to ask about him and she was told that none of their doctors bear such name.

She immediately reported the case to the Force Criminal Investigation Department Abuja, where intelligent officers swung into action to arrest the suspect.”

The statement further reads;

 

‘’During the course of investigation the officers discovered that the suspect had changed his phone number, relocated from Owerri to Lafia in Nasarawa State, where he rented and furnished an apartment, where he was later arrested after being tracked. Further investigations revealed that the suspect goes by different names such as Igwe Richard, Ovie Henry with multiple phone numbers and emails that he uses to perpetrate his heinous acts. Investigation also unraveled that the suspectʼs identity was not documented on the National Identity Management Commission portal, neither was his information in any Nigeria Information Database. Upon his arrest it was discovered that the said Igwe was also involved in organ trafficking and that he has a contact in Toronto, Canada with whom he engages in the trade of human organs.”

Adejobi added that the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has reiterated that the arrest underscores the commitment and dedication of the force to combating crimes and criminality and also ensuring the safety and security of our community. He said that the IGP has assured Nigerians that an extensive investigation is ongoing and every other perpetrator involved in this heinous act would be brought to book and be charged to court accordingly.(www.naija247news.com).

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Azonuchechi Chukwu - Business Journalist at Naija247news.com Azonuchechi Chukwu is a seasoned business journalist contributing to the insightful coverage of economic and financial news at Naija247news.com. With a passion for unraveling the complexities of the business world, Azonuchechi brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to his role. As a Business Journalist, Azonuchechi specializes in providing comprehensive analyses of market trends, corporate developments, and economic indicators. His in-depth reports offer Naija247news.com readers a nuanced understanding of the forces shaping the Nigerian and global business landscapes. Azonuchechi Chukwu's commitment to journalistic excellence is evident in his ability to translate complex financial information into accessible and engaging narratives. Whether exploring stock market fluctuations, corporate strategies, or economic policies, he strives to deliver content that empowers readers with valuable insights. With an educational background in business and a keen interest in the intersection of finance and technology, Azonuchechi stays at the forefront of industry dynamics. His coverage extends beyond traditional financial reporting, encompassing the dynamic realms of fintech, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business practices. Azonuchechi Chukwu's work goes beyond the surface, aiming to foster financial literacy and awareness among Naija247news.com's audience. By demystifying economic complexities and shedding light on emerging opportunities, he plays a pivotal role in keeping readers well-informed in the fast-paced world of business. As Naija247news.com's Business Journalist, Azonuchechi Chukwu continues to make meaningful contributions to the platform's mission of delivering timely, accurate, and relevant business news to its diverse audience. His dedication to journalistic integrity and his ability to navigate the intricacies of the business realm make him an invaluable asset to the Naija247news.com team.

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