Dark cloud is gathering at Ukpo, Anambra State, in the newly created Zonal Police Headquarters, Zone 13 as an Ukpo self styled High Chief, who posed as aide to the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) duped Onitsha traders of money running into millions.
According to sources, the Chief known as Izuu Nwabueze reportedly found his way into the Commissioning Ceremony Committee of Zone 13, from where he began his criminal operations.
Having taken many pictures with the AIG Danmallam Mohammed, the Chief was said to be claiming to be the AIG forntman and then lured traders to part with monies in exchange for AIG’s contact, protection and blessings.
Global Sentinel was informed that money running into millions had been given to the fraudulent Chief before information got to the Police about the man’s activities.
The Ukpo High Chief claimed also, that he has been assigned to refurbish and furnish a befitting residence for the new AIG. He used this as a bate to visit various notable Anambrarians, collecting millions from them for a development that was never taking place.
The self acclaimed aide also created a fake Zonal Police Stakeholders Committee. He lobbied various victims and collected a minimum of one million Naira each to become a member in the fake non existant Police stakeholders committee.
The Archbishop Ibezim of Anglican Archdiocese on the Niger visited the Zonal Headquarters over the same and it was gathered that the Anglican cleric mobilised his brother Bishops and raised monies on demand of the Chief an Anglican Knight.
The millions the Bishops contributed were also made away by the Chief and the AIG never got wind of it until yesterday. It was reported also that many traders who paid money to Chief Izu Nwabueze came to the Zonal Headquarters with their money transfer tellers to prove their claims.
Though the issue is discussed widely among the Ukpo people as their elders and town union struggle to exonerate the Community from the fraud yet the leaders refused to talk to the press. All calls or reply sms sent to them was not returned.
The President General of Ukpo Community Union, Chief Hon. Oyiliagu told our reporter that he is busy with preparations for his late father’s funeral holding on Friday and cannot attend to his questions.
Calls to Igwe Ukpo His Majesty Igwe Dr. Rob Eze, didn’t go through. Prince Engr Arthur Eze could not be reached to react to the matter. while a prominent Ichie of Ukpo, simply said “Ukpo cannot be part of any fraud” and asked our reporter to disassociate the Community from any fraudulent act.
Nwabueze who was detained briefly at Zone 12 on the orders of the AIG was released to go and return the monies to the owners within seven days or face prosecutions.