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They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Superwave: 5:58pm On Aug 16, 2020
Seven held in plot to defraud dead persons

Police in Lagos have frustrated suspected fraudsters’ plan with local and international bankers to steal money from the accounts of dead persons.

Seven persons arrested last week in connection with the alleged scheme are being interrogated by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

RRS said in a statement on Sunday that the suspects planned to transfer N25 million from a local bank account and $220,000 from an international account.

Police said the alleged fraudsters scout for obituaries of well-to-do individuals, use bank insiders to determine their account balance, and clone their SIM cards for online transfer.

One of the bank insiders was arrested in Lagos while another based in Benin is on the run after suspecting the gang had been busted and that police were on his trail.

Their arrest was based on intelligence received on the activities of a fraud syndicate based in Lagos allegedly led by one Osita Nwafor, alias Ossy.

Nwafor, 45, was picked up in the gang’s hideout after a technical analysis of the details of the gang and its activities. His arrest facilitated the apprehension of six other members of the gang in different parts of the metropolis.

They are Nwogu Joseph Chika, 36, Anthony Odama, 43, Ikechukwu Nkem, 32, James Okonkwo, 51, Adedio Paulinus, 29, and Ogundepo Olufemi, 51.

The arrest of the gang voided a fraudulent transaction of N3 million that had been perfected by the syndicate through a cloned SIM card.

Police said Nwafor recruited the gang, with each member handling specific aspects of their operation.

cases and each and every member of the has his own role on each of the cases.

“Once I have done my own part of the deal (sourcing for SIMs and accounts numbers through which the group perpetrates its fraud), I push it to whoever among the member has to play the next role and that is how we treat our cases.

“Apart from this, each member of the gang also has his own splinter group. Whenever they have personal jobs, they also handle on their own.”

The suspects said they work with bank insiders locally and internationally.

Nwafor added: “Chike (Nwogu) sourced for foreign and local accounts for money lodgments. I don’t know anything about how he does that, I simply hand over to Chike. He has his connections and they work on percentage. Once they agree on the percentage, when the money comes, everybody gets his own cuts”.

Nwafor said Nwogu was working on the transfer of $220,000 fresh transaction from a foreign bank (bank name, account holder and parties withheld) before he was arrested.

Another member of the syndicate, Femi Ogundepo, it was revealed, was also working on a fraudulent transaction of N25 million from an old generation bank with an insider connivance (details of the deal withheld).

James Okonkwo, a close ally of Nwafor, the gang coordinator, it was disclosed allegedly cornered N8 million fraudulent proceed of the gang shortly before his arrest.

This, it was learnt, was the cause of a serious dispute between Nwafor and Okonkwo, who just came back from the village.

RRS said the suspects have been transferred to the SARS for further investigations and prosecution.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/seven-held-in-plot-to-defraud-dead-persons/amp/

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Superwave: 5:59pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hmmm

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by habsydiamond(m): 6:03pm On Aug 16, 2020
heartless people defrauding people of their funeral money... fake people everywhere in naija

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by WibusJaga: 6:03pm On Aug 16, 2020
Too bad

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Inkling(f): 6:05pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hmmm

Wetin m
Magun no go see from DSS hand ?

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by NgeneUkwenu(f): 6:15pm On Aug 16, 2020
Ig...... AMAKA,

WE OWN ALL THE PROPERTIES IN LAGOS! cool shocked

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Commentor: 6:16pm On Aug 16, 2020
Amaka.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by helinues: 6:16pm On Aug 16, 2020
Game up

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Nobody: 6:19pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hmm
Crazy
To all tribal warriors
Crime knows no tribe please

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by GboyegaD(m): 6:28pm On Aug 16, 2020
Some are horribly callous.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by mu2sa2: 6:41pm On Aug 16, 2020
Blame Buhari. Praise Kanu.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Nicepoker(m): 6:43pm On Aug 16, 2020
East and West come and disgrace yourselves here

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Yobabad: 6:46pm On Aug 16, 2020
How did we end up with deaf and dumb president and vice president. Crime has no tribe and region

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Nobody: 7:20pm On Aug 16, 2020
Proudly Bankers Indeed
Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by potent5(m): 8:20pm On Aug 16, 2020
Na wah o.

Nigerian bankers and insider jobs are like 5 and 6.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by gulfer: 8:28pm On Aug 16, 2020
The last name spoilt the perfect lineup. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Ijawwomaninoyo: 9:26pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hian! They want to join the Billionaires.

Igbo man dying on a sick bed surrounded by his 5 children.
Man--This one wen 5 of una dey for here so, na who dey collect money for shop? Na only sales boy? Una wan ruin my business?
First son--Papa na Wetin be your PIN?
Man---You think say I go die?

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Bigbishung: 10:07pm On Aug 16, 2020
Naija I hail thee.why not channel this energy to do something great.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by bankulizer: 10:18pm On Aug 16, 2020
Innocent people's hard earned money.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Nostradamus: 10:43pm On Aug 16, 2020
I wish their punishment will be lenient than that of the bank insiders who connive with them.


Severe and terrible should be meted out to those silly fraudsters bankers.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by newharddrives(m): 10:44pm On Aug 16, 2020
The hustle is real
Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by ednut1(m): 1:38am On Aug 17, 2020
A lot of rich men have secret accounts no one except bank managers and account officers know about. Last last they steal the money after a while.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Bighead9: 5:07am On Aug 17, 2020
All the suspects are my Igbo Brothers. This is sad.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by adecz: 5:38am On Aug 17, 2020
Amaka International syndicate.... grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by ojuu4u(m): 5:50am On Aug 17, 2020
If Efcc can be arresting bankers in connection with yahoo guys, am 100% sure yahoo stuffs will be substantially degraded .

Those working in banks know & aid majority of the fraudsters to swindle people hard earned money.


Yahoo had already having negative multiplied effect on youth in Nigeria.

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Re: They Scout For Obituaries Of Rich People To Steal Money In Their Bank Accounts by Mayng01(m): 6:05am On Aug 17, 2020
The dead are still watching over their money from the grave.

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