Con Artist Specialised in Swindling Litigants on Court Premises Arrested
The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man, Ifeanyi Odo, who hangs around court premises in the city to defraud litigants by offering to help them perfect their bail conditions.
The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Ebere Amaraizu, on Friday said that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Central Police Station, Enugu, following a tip-off by victims.
Amaraizu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, said that the suspect operated in court locations where he targeted litigants, who had difficulty meeting their bail terms.
He said, “Odo is now in `a hot soup’ over his alleged nefarious activities of swindling parties desirous of getting their relations out on court bail by collecting money from them and disappearing.”
“Before his arrest, the suspect, as gathered, had been in the habit of allegedly doubling as an agent who usually perfects court bailing processes for litigants.”
He noted that Odo used the avenue to defraud his unsuspecting victims, who mistook his action to be real.
According to him, the man, after his arrest, confessed to being a motor spare parts dealer.
He noted that investigation had commenced on the matter.
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