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Police Bust Fake CBN Investment Scheme


The Police in Lagos, in a joint operation with the Edo State Command, has nabbed the mastermind behind the syndicate group, comprising over ten fraud groups impersonating the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under the name “CBN Helping Hands Investment Scheme,” to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.


The recent arrest of the head of the syndicate, Solomon Osiga Ezemede (operating with aliases: Musa Mukarat and Solomon Musa) along with his cohorts, in Auchi, Edo State, followed a formal report to the police by the CBN, stating that the group had severally impersonated management and staff of the Bank and deceived some members of the public to invest money with the CBN, with a promise to double the amount invested within 24 hours.


The syndicate reportedly carried out its fraudulent acts on fake CBN Facebook accounts, fictitious mobile numbers, fake online profiles, and paid testimonials to induce unsuspecting members of the public into paying money into numerous bank accounts.


Police sources disclosed that many digital assets seized from the syndicates are currently being subjected to forensic analysis by the cyber intelligence units of the Nigeria Police and the CBN.


Meanwhile, the suspect, Solomon Ezemede, who was charged to the Magistrate’s Court in Ebute Metta, Lagos, on a four—count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretense, fraudulent act, and stealing, on December 30, 2020, has been remanded in prison.


The case is billed for trial on March 3, 2021


Loveth Ogedegbe: Saturday, 6 February 2021 at 2/06/2021 11:30:00 am

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