The Nigerian police have arrested a Point of Sale [POS] operator popularly known as Alfa Rafiu in Ilorin, Kwara State capital over the offence suggesting that he squandered the sum of N280 million mistakenly sent to his bank account.
According report, the suspect who is a resident of the Akuji compound, the area of Abayawo in the Ilorin West local government area of the state.
The money was said to have been mistakenly sent and received in batches of several millions of Naira some weeks ago.
Residents of the area, especially those close to the suspects, was gathered to had expressed their surprise at how Rafiu suddenly become a big spender.
Sources in the area blamed the suspect for the trouble he called upon himself, saying, “Instead of him to have drawn the attention of the bank that mistakenly transferred the huge fund to his account, he went on a speeding spree.
“Rafiu bought houses and cars and sponsored people to the lesser Hajj. Although he was generous to several people in the community, some residents were surprised about his sudden wealth as a POS operator”.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kwara state command, Ajayi Okasanmi (SP), earlier confirmed the incident and said that “his arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos which makes it out of our jurisdiction.”