Police arrest POS Operator who sent people on lesser Hajj with money mistakenly sent to his account

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a Point of Sale operator who allegedly spent the sum of N280 million mistakenly sent to his bank account.

The POS operator identified as Alfa Rafiu, a resident of the Akuji compound, Abayawo area in the Illorin West local government area of the state, received the money in batches of several millions of Naira some weeks ago and went on a spending spree.

It was gathered that residents of the area had expressed surprise at how Rafiu had suddenly become a Big Spender.

They had blamed the suspect for the trouble he had put himself.

“Instead of him to inform the bank of the huge funds mistakenly sent to his account, he went on a spending spree” a neighbor of his told Nigerian Tribune

“Rafiu bought houses, cars, sponsored people to lesser hajj, and was generous to several people in the community who were also surprised of his sudden wealth.


The spokesman of Kwara Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.

“His arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos which makes it out of our jurisdiction” the PPRO stated.


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