By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Shina Olukolu on Thursday said 10 suspects allegedly engaging in fraudulent Sim swapping, Bank Account fraudsters, are now in the net of the Oyo State Police Command.
Addressing a press briefing in Ibadan, CP Olukolu also hinted that three suspected Armed Robbers arrested along Moniya/Iseyin Road, 2 suspects for possessing Firearms, and another 2 for Cultism are in police net in the state.
CP Olukolu disclosed that the suspected Sim swapping/Bank criminals were in the habit of randomly guessing people’s contacts and trickingly getting their personal data and details for their fraudulent acts.
The Police Commissioner maintained that the arrested suspects on pointed out that by getting the phone numbers of people and calling them, the phone of victims goes blank and debit alert will starts entering in from the victims Bank while the pictures and data of the victim will be unsaved.
The Commissioner however appealed to the entire citizenry of Oyo state to corroborate and support the Police with adequate, accurate and timely information so as to ease their functions of maintaining peace and order, protecting lives and property and others as enshrined in Section 4 of the Police Act.
“I want to assure the good people of Oyo State that the command is ready to do more by carrying out it’s core mandates as enshrined in Section 4 of the police Act to prevent and detect crime, to apprehend offenders, to preserve law and order, to protect lives and properties and due enforcement of all laws and regulations through intelligence led policing and public partnership.”
One of the arrested suspects Fatai Temitope, 21 who claimed to be a worker of a cyber cafe in Ijebu -Ode while responding to questions from newsmen said he was sent by his boss, identified as Oluwaseun Kareem to swear a fake affidavit and national identity cards placed with different names and pictures delivered to one Abiola Onasile who is an agent of Airtel who was arrested alongside with.
On the Easter celebrations, CP Olukolu while wishing all Christians faithful across Oyo State a prosperous celebration advised them to be security conscious, and keep their environment safe of criminally minded people.