Fake Reverend Father Arrested In Enugu For Fraud

By KayCee June 30, 2014 00:41

Umeokeke Cyprian Uche, A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has been arrested by men of the Anti Robbery Squad, (SARS) for internet fraud activities.

Umeokeke, who is an indigene of Aku Village, in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been using his facebook account to defraud unsuspecting members of the public under the pretense that he is a Reverend Father residing in Maiduguri, seeking alms to rehabilitate displaced victims of Boko-Haram insurgency.

The suspect, who uploaded a picture garbed in Rev. Father regalia on his facebook account, used the scheme to swindle the public of colossal funds.

A victim who feigned he was going along with his antics apprehended him following a tip-off.

Premised on the complaint from the victim, SARS activated a sting operation and arrested the fraudster in the middle of the act at the verge of obtaining money from his prey.

Police Spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, confirmed the arrest saying, “He used a pseudo name, Rev. Fr. Uche Philip to obtain money from the public under the pretense that he runs an orphanage home in Maiduguri. He usually post prayers and ask people to send money into an account, indicating that material assistance will not be feasible given the volatile insecurity situation in the state triggered by Boko-Haram.

 “He claimed he started the act in January 2014 but luck ran out on him following the compliant. Our operatives trailed him to Awka at his hideout and he has confessed to the crime.”





By KayCee June 30, 2014 00:41