Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has raised an alarm about fake redesigned Naira notes being in circulation.
Commandant-General of the corps, Ahmed Audi, who stated that this has become worrisome, vowed to ensure the prosecution of all those involved.
Audi further disclosed that in less than a month, the corps had arrested and seized fake Naira notes worth millions from members of syndicates in different states in the country.
The NSCDC Commandant-General who advised Nigerians to deal with banks especially when large sums are involved, added that the fraudsters took advantage of the low circulation of the redesigned Naira notes to massively produce counterfeit notes.
The NSCDC Commandant-General said; “Many innocent Nigerians must have fallen victim to their scheme while they collected bank money transfers and exchange of foreign currencies.
“The arrest of these syndicates will help us fish out more criminals who have decided to take advantage of the economic situation in the country to scam people.”
Meanwhile, residents of Eleshin village in Olomo community, Apete, in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State got more than they bargained for when robbers invaded the community in the early hours of Sunday, March 12, with a Point of Sale machine.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the robbers who attacked at 1 AM, stormed the area with a Point of Sale machine which they allegedly used to transfer money from the bank accounts of their victims.
According to a resident of the community, Adewale, “The armed robbers got to the area at midnight around 1 am. They operated freely. They came with a POS machine and transferred some amount of money, which cannot be specified at the moment, from one of their victim’s accounts. They also transferred an undisclosed amount of money from his wife’s account and left.
“They also went away with two phones, iPhone 11 Pro Max and XS Max.”
The case was said to have been reported at the Apete Divisional Police Headquarters. It was also learnt that the incident had thrown the entire community into panic as residents are now living in palpable fear.