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29-Year-Old Trader Dupes Saudi Doctor Of $10K After Pretending To Be IG Ibrahim Idris

A suspected fraudster, Ekperebuike Akadonye, has been arrested by the police for allegedly parading himself as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the Internet.

According to PUNCH Metro, the 29-year-old suspect, who was apprehended by the Inspector-General Special Intelligence Response Team, also allegedly defrauded a Saudi Arabia-based doctor, identified as Hassan Alkahallaf, to the tune of $10,000.
akadonyeAlkahallaf was said to have earlier been defrauded by Nigerians via the Internet on two occasions, while efforts to recover the funds had proved abortive.

It was gathered that Akadonpe got Alkahallaf into his trap when he introduced himself as the IG and promised to help the doctor recover his loses. He reportedly demanded $10,000 from Alkahallaf to facilitate the legal processes of the recovery and the victim was said to have paid the sum into his (Akadonpe’s) account in installments.

A police source said that the doctor contacted the IG through the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Nigeria after realising that he had been duped again.

The source said:

“The suspect contacted his victims, including Hassan (Alkahallaf), who is attached to the Department of Urology, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, via an email address, igofnieria@outlook.com, purportedly belonging to IG Ibrahim Idris.

“He claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari, in his fight against corruption, had directed the IG to make refunds to victims who had been defrauded by Nigerians in the past.

“The doctor replied to Akadonye’s emails, believing he was the real IG of the Nigeria Police Force, and he eventually paid him $10,000 in instalments to get back his lost funds. He lied to the doctor that he would use the money to hire a lawyer who would represent him since he wasn’t based in Nigeria,”

Another source revealed that the IG directed the IG team to go after the suspect after the case was reported through the Saudi Embassy.

It was learnt that sometime in October, the team trailed Akadonye to Imo State, where he hails from and apprehended him. The source said:

“A mobile phone and a laptop he used in carrying out the fraud were recovered from him. He was also found with ATM cards and an identity card of a Federal Bureau of Investigation officer. He is currently being interrogated by operatives of the IG response team,”

The suspect, in his statement, allegedly confessed to the fraud, saying he took to the crime after his shops were demolished by the government. He said:

“I am a trader and I had shops in Mbano, Imo State. But they were demolished by the government. One of my friends introduced me to Internet fraud. I started by searching for prominent persons on the Internet. When I found Dr Alkahallaf, he told me he had some funds trapped in Nigeria and he wanted to claim them. I presented myself to him as the IG and told him the President had mandated me to assist fraudsters’ victims to get back their lost funds. I asked him to pay for a lawyer. He believed and paid me.”

When contacted, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Don Awunah, promised to get back to our correspondent with comments.

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    This guy get mind ooo. Anyway face your problem.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Still confused about how easily all these oyinbo them fall victim of same fraud almost all the time.

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Their brain can be easily washed.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Xmas preparation gone wrong
    Serve him right

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Xmas preparations, can hear jingle bells.

  • chika bibian

    Too too bad

  • Mohammad Isah

    Why some pple no get sense abeg..how can som1 tell u he is IG and u just believe, doesn’t make sense

  • Choi…. your own don be

  • comrade segun

    Too bad

  • Olovo Obinna

    I wonder how people fall easily to tricksters like this………..anyway thank God he was caught @last

  • emekachilaka

    Sorry for you bro vomit all

  • WillieBravo

    Bros e Don set for u o.

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    All ds yahoo boys,na wa for dem oo

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    So who is to blame, d Dr no get anybody for nigeria to contact before e pay money

    • emekachilaka

      De Dr was so stupid for him to fall victim for the second time de go still chop am again

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