Samsom Ibiloma, a suspected fraudster impersonating the Secretary to State Government (SSG) of Delta State, Dr Kingsley Emu has been arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command.
Ibiloma, a 52-year-old native of Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, who resides in Warri, is a suspected member of the syndicate that specializes in impersonating top government officials.
The spokesperson for the Command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement released today Tuesday said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, by operatives of the Command’s DECOY Squad led by the Commander CP-DECOY ASP Julius Robinson, at Walter Odili Area by Enerhen Junction in Warri.
“For a long while, this syndicate has been operating under the alias of Hon. Kingsley Emu, the Secretary to the Delta State Government, and defrauding unsuspecting victims seeking for jobs of millions of Naira.
“The suspect confessed to impersonating government officials of repute and influence. He further admitted he has so far defrauded his victims over Ten Million Naira (#10,000,000). The suspects also confessed that the leader of the syndicate is one Stephen Odeemero, whom he claimed to be the mastermind of the crime. The suspect is in custody and effort is on to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.
“The Commissioner of Police calls on residents who have fallen victim to their fraudulent act should visit the command headquarters or the PPRO office.
“CP Wale Abass reassures the public that the Command will continue to work hard and ensure the safety and peace of all residents in the State, particularly during this busy time of the year.
“He further urged the law-abiding public to always report any criminal activities to the nearest police station or call the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287). Alternatively, anonymous tip-off can be relayed via the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008) with confidence that the command will act swiftly,” said DSP Edafe.