The police have arrested three brothers for running fake bank accounts and Facebook page in the name of the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, for fraudulent purposes.
Emmanuel Ushie, 23; Henry Ushie, 30; and Matthew Ushie, 28 were apprehended by the police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at their hideout in Anambra state.Mr Mba said in a statement on Monday that the brothers were part of the 24 suspects paraded at the Force headquarters in Abuja for cybercrime offences.
The brothers, he said, opened a bank account in his name at the First City Monument Bank (FCMB).“The trio used a fake Facebook account and fraudulently operated bank account to defraud innocent Nigerians of their hard-earned monies under the pretext that the Foundation was raising money to help vulnerable Nigerians during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read.
He said the investigation revealed that Matthew had once been arrested in Ghana for using the name of the country’s Inspector General of Police of Ghana, John Kudalor, to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaian policemen in the guise of providing an opportunity for them to attend United Nations peacekeeping mission using a fake Facebook account.
According to him, Henry had also been arrested in 2017 for impersonating a former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, on Facebook and defrauding many innocent Nigerians.
He said all the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.