A Nigerian man – Mr. John Okwudili, who has been defrauding the public by impersonating Governor Willie Obiano on Facebook has been arrested by the State Police Command.
Mr. Okwudili an internet fraudster, aged thirty, was tracked and arrested by men of the Special Anti-robbery Squad.
Speaking to the ABS, Mr. Okwudili said he had made one hundred and ten thousand naira since he started operating the fake Facebook account bearing Governor Obiano.
According to him, he usually targets people who are looking for work but like the prodigal son, prays for second chance to amend his ways.
The police also arrested twenty other suspects for various offences including armed robbery, and cultism. Parading the suspects, the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Umar, who said that the suspects were aged between twenty and twenty five, warned that the police will not relent in its efforts to stem the tide of crimes and criminality to its barest minimum as it has taken proactive steps towards reducing crimes in the state.
He counted visibility policing, criminal mapping, intelligence led policing, constant raids of black spots and criminal hideouts as some of the measures adopted in the battle Against criminals.
Commissioner Umar, stressed that the success story was made possible through the cooperation of the citizenry and determination to engender a safe and secure environment for all residents in the state and called on Ndi Anambra not to relent in their support to security agencies in the state.
Some of the suspects including twenty years old mother of one, Ujunwa Uchendu from Nkwelle Ogidi, said her reason for joining a robbery gang was to get ten thousand naira to bail her brother from police custody. According to the police, all cases are under investigation after which suspects will be charged to court.