Police operatives attached to Zonal CID Zone 13, Ukpo in Anambra State have arrested one Ichie Izuchukwu Nwabueze, 35 who has been posing as an aide to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police and defrauding unsuspecting traders in the state running into millions.
Nwabueze, who was apprehended and arrested in Asaba, Delta State, on September 18, 2020, has been involved in several and repeated cases of Fraudulent activities involving millions of naira across the state. He will attend to over 25 petitions of Fraud at this moment.
According to a statement signed by DSP Nwode Nkeiruka on Wednesday, the suspect has voluntarily confessed to the crime, while investigation is still ongoing after which suspect will be charged to court.
The suspect who had pretended to be raising funds for the furnishing of an unknown Residential Quarters and for the installation of a Sound Proof Generating Set for the zone, cornered Hon. Sir Chris Okeke, High Chief Nwaigwe, Daniel both of G20 Foundation Awka, and collected a total Sum of N7,300,000 from them.
Nwabueze also obtained with false pretence from the following persons:
- Sir Chidi Igor Okoye #240,000
- Benson okoye #185,000
- umugama village #100,000
- prince okoyeze #100,000
- Hon Sir Chukwudi Okeke#210,000
- Prof Anika Sylvanus #50,000
- Chief Nnamdi Egbuha Gas cylinder
- Engr Ndubuisi Onwuakpa, One horse power Air Conditioner.
- The Suspect also defrauded the sum of #1,000,000 from one Ifeanyi Umeh Lovelyn on behalf of the Anglican Bishop of Awka; Alexander Ibezim.
The suspect had also approached Mr. Akunwata Chuka Modebe Esq to join him in the forum he created to support the creation and activities of the newly created Zone 13 Police headquarters and allegedly convinced him to pay the sum of 1million naira on the 1st of September 2020 which he did to his Fidelity bank account.
In the same vein, he also approached, one Mr. Stanley Chibuzor, the CEO Brost Global Resources and collected the sum of #500,000 from him to allegedly enlist him in his Stakeholders forum, another #370,000 to purchase an IPad for the AIG, and yet another #1,150,000 for the furnishing of the office of the Personal Assistant to the AIG and when Chibuzor requested for the refund of his money, the said Izuchukwu gave him a Fidelity bank cheque of #1,150,000 belonging to CHRISKWIK VENTURES LIMITED of 32 ISA WILLIAMS STREET, OKEARIN, LAGOS STATE which he presented to the bank but was bounced.
The AIG Zone 13 Ukpo,Dan Malam Mohammed Psc,fdc is has therefore urged members of the public who may have been defrauded by the said Ichie Izuchukwu Nwabueze to report to the Deputy Commissioner of Police incharge of Criminal Investigations Department, DCP Echeng Echeng.
He also cautioned the public to be wary of this new trend of criminal activity and report suspicions actions or persons through the Zone’s emergency number 08060463492 or the nearest police station or Command for prompt response please.