A 45-year-old man has escaped being killed by a mob for allegedly making a Point of Sales (POS) transaction with counterfeit naira notes.
The suspect, Michael Ozor, was on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, rescued by Operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad of the Delta State Police Command while on routine patrol along Asaba/Onitsha bridge sighted the mob attacking the man at Oko new international market in Asaba.
The spokesperson of the Command, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement said, “The team rushed to the scene and rescued the suspect named Michael Ozor age 45yrs of Abakiliki in Ebonyi State.
“The suspect was alleged to have made a POS transaction with fake Naira notes with intent to defraud the POS operator. The suspect was arrested and fake naira notes to the tune of Eighty Thousand were recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.”
Also, on Friday, June 24, 2022, according to the police image-maker, “the Command received a complaint via petition to the Area Commander Asaba, written on behalf of a victim of child trafficking (name withheld) age 13yrs, a native of Izza North LGA of Ebonyi State, who was to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo for prostitution.
“A combined team of Policemen and vigilantes embarked on an intelligence-led operation, which led to the arrest of three suspects namely; Ado-Obi Oguguo ‘f’ age 38yrs, Chidima Osita age 36yrs, and Nkirnka Ikechukwu ‘f’ age 30yrs, all residing at Omerigboma Village Oko, Oshimili South, Delta State.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that suspects were into prostitution, and on 22/6/2022, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16yrs to be taken to Mali for prostitution. Investigation is ongoing and effort to arrest other members of the syndicate is ongoing.”