Operatives of the Ondo State command of the Nigeria Police have arrested a 34-year- old businessman, Adeola Oja, for allegedly defrauding his victim of fake bank alert in Akure, the state capital.
Niger Delta Connect gathered that the suspect went to a store to buy clothes with the sum of N160,000, while he did a fake transfer.
An eyewitness account said the suspect was seen entering the store to get some items as a regular customer there. And he claimed to have transferred the money into the account of the shop owner while he showed the sales boy the alert on his phone.
An authoritative police source said the sales boy was really excited, believing he had sold goods worth N160,000 for his boss who was not around.
The unsuspecting boy was said to have described the sales as a very good one for the day.
However, the owner of the shop, Chibuzor Obi, came back from Enugu State three days later, only to realise that the cash was not in his account.
On getting to his bank, it was further confirmed that it was a fake alert.
According to the police source, Obi contacted men of the Nigeria Police who did the tracking of the line and intercepted the suspect who is now cooling his feet at the police station.
This is coming a day after a 40- year- old farmer, Idowu Bayode was allegedly macheted by two herdsmen in his farm in Ikakumo Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government of Ondo State.
Niger Delta Connect reports that the incessant farmers/herders clashes in Ikakumo Akoko, and other Akoko communities has continued to raise tension in the community while residents of the affected communities and other neighbouring areas still live in palpable fear.
The attack is also coming two months after three persons were shot dead by suspected herdsmen who invaded Molege Village in Ose LGA while several houses were set ablaze during the incident. This also follows the killing of a popular petrol dealer and his sales representative at Okeluse. Few days later, another set of suspected herdsmen attacked the residents of Arimogija town, killing another three youths. Among those killed in the attack was the chairman of the youths association of the community, Augustine Lucky.
While narrating his ordeal, the 40- year- old Idowu Bayode, said he went to his cashew plantation where he met two persons already plucking the cashew into sacks and suddenly they attacked him with their cutlasses while he cried for help.