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Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by dre11(m): 7:51am On Dec 04, 2015
By Ufuoma Tiveruahor
LAGOS—A middle-aged man, Pius Asomba, suspected to be the leader of a notorious syndicate that specialized in dispossessing businessmen of large sums of money through fake bank alerts, has been arrested by the police in Lagos.
The Anambra State-born suspect was arrested after he jumped bail and disappeared for over two years.

Police sources said the criminal exploits of the suspect was blown open on August 31, 2012, after he went to one Engr. Moses Adebayo at Alaba International market a major distributor with Nigerchin Development Company in Ikeja, and placed an order for cables worth N9.5 million. According to the source, when he was told to pay for the goods, he claimed to be in a hurry and promised to pay through his bank.

“After they finished loading the goods around 4p.m., that day, the owner received alert of N9.5million from his bank, confirming prompt payment and the suspect also called to confirm payment. The owner of the goods also corresponded with his bank and it was confirmed, he thereafter released the goods and gave the suspect extra N50,000 for transport expenses.”

The story, however, took a different dimension when the owner of the goods went to the bank few days later only to be told that it was a magic alert as nothing was paid into his account. Based on this, the police was alerted and they commenced search for the suspect for over a month without success.

Vanguard learned that while detectives were looking for him, the suspect went to the warehouse of another trader at Okokomaiko to buy iron worth about N4 million.

He succeeded also in deceiving them with fake bank alert prompting the involvement of both the police at Okokomaiko and a private investigator, who ended up arresting him through his girlfriend living in Egbeda area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that after his arrest, he confessed to the crime and promised to pay the money. He was, however, taken to Magistrate court at Agbo-Malu Road, Apapa, where he presented three sureties.

He later jumped bail and efforts to get the sureties failed. Fortunately, after about two years of searching for him, one of the sureties was traced early this year and arrested. The surety was granted bail with a promise to produce the principal suspect but he failed. On November 30, 2015, the principal suspect was arrested at Gowon Estate where he has been hiding and handed over to officials of court, where he is being tried.

Meanwhile, it was learned that the complainant was forced to close his account with the bank after the suspect confessed that he connived with some officials of the bank to dupe him. Police said detectives are also investigating some officials of the bank with a view to fishing out all those involved in the fraud.

When contacted, Lagos State police spokesman, Joe Offor, said the police did their job by arresting the suspect and charging him to court. He assured that the matter would be prosecuted to its logical conclusion.


www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/fake-bank-alert-police-arrest-suspected-kingpin-in-lagos/


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Pic: The suspect, Pius Asomba.

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by benedictnsi(m): 7:52am On Dec 04, 2015
You see..... This is what happens when you wanna drive G-wagon by all means.....


Now thunder don fire him.

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Aminat508(f): 7:54am On Dec 04, 2015
shocked Eleyii gidi gan oooo

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Khd95(m): 8:00am On Dec 04, 2015
gringrin
badt guy


so nigerian police even dy investigate matter wey don tay,it lasted for 2years sefcheesy

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by MRpii(m): 8:05am On Dec 04, 2015
See how she open her mouth during oye
Aminat508:
shocked

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by amiskurie(m): 8:13am On Dec 04, 2015
You have been credited with the sum of 36,000,000.






Hahaha. For the purchase of 2 brand new bullet proof 2015 range rover.

Chebi u don see alert,never write receipt...I go come back for receipt.
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Lanretoye(m): 8:13am On Dec 04, 2015
say na me be the guy,after almost 15m i no go near lagos again.
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by lasisi69(m): 9:19am On Dec 04, 2015
End time bank alert

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by looseweight: 9:19am On Dec 04, 2015
Over to you name checkers association.

IAMLOOSEWEIGHT

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by GMan650(m): 9:19am On Dec 04, 2015
Came to check name and wasn't disappointed.

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Youngzedd(m): 9:20am On Dec 04, 2015
Arrest them all.
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by otijah(m): 9:20am On Dec 04, 2015
Ok
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by jodavid(m): 9:20am On Dec 04, 2015
99days for d thief, I guess his 99 days is over then undecided
#teamsaynotocriminalism
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by menix(m): 9:21am On Dec 04, 2015
Without being told he had a correspondent in the bank who released the customers alert mobile Number nd balance..

If not police is a useless institution I would ve loved working in their fraud unit cous no fraud I won't give u the build up..


Well it's certain no bail for him, they should stop wasting time with the court, they should seize all his asset nd used in offsetting the traders he has defrauded.

Secondly, he belongs to a ring of same criminals, use him to arrest others.

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by ademega(m): 9:21am On Dec 04, 2015
this is seriously serious

end time brain.

but why in lagos throughout? well, karma is a bitch.

he will spend the later part of his life behind bars. oloju koko
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by benedictnsi(m): 9:23am On Dec 04, 2015
Lanretoye:
say na me be the guy,after almost 15m i no go near lagos again.

D guy think say D matter don die na..... He wan hit another one... May be 30m for Xmas cheesy

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Ngasky(m): 9:23am On Dec 04, 2015
internet sms scam
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by silvermania(m): 9:24am On Dec 04, 2015
Lol

Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by gennykdb(m): 9:24am On Dec 04, 2015
Bush meat don catch hunter
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Nobody: 9:24am On Dec 04, 2015
Hmmmmm
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Nobody: 9:25am On Dec 04, 2015
x.x.x™
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Nobody: 9:25am On Dec 04, 2015
Omo ale jatijati......uhmmmnnn, Nigerian Police at dia best,Lol.....WE ARE GETTING THERE
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Boyooosa(m): 9:25am On Dec 04, 2015
Won ti fo lenu!
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by hardywaltz(m): 9:25am On Dec 04, 2015
Ole
Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by Benoxvals(m): 9:26am On Dec 04, 2015
Lanretoye:
say na me be the guy,after almost 15m i no go near lagos again.
So you would sell your soul,pride dignity and opportunities just because of 15 million naira
Be wise

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Re: Fake Bank Alert: Police Arrest Suspected Kingpin In Lagos (photo) by kamez(m): 9:27am On Dec 04, 2015
see him handsome face sef


if only we Nigerians will channel some of this creativity used to for scamming into more positive endeavors, Nigeria for Don better since with or without APC and PDP

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