The Enugu State Police Command has advised Enugu residents to be wary of activities of online and financial fraudsters allegedly operating in some parts of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement issued on Sunday in Enugu said the antics of the mischief makers came to the limelight via recent intelligence information.
The police spokesman said that these groups of mischief makers had deployed several antics, including investing money on high interest yielding ventures, thereby swindling victims of various sums of money.
He said the crooks operated from rented apartments and hired ad-hoc staff to run outfits which offer money-doubling services only to abscond with the deposits of their victims.
He said: “To this end, the command has advised members of the public to be security-conscious and be wary of this development and the antics of these mischief makers who want to reap from where they did not sow
“The command further advises members of the public to always conduct proper background check with a view to establishing the genuineness of the said business and to report promptly to any nearest police station where doubt exists.
“Or through our social media platforms of [email protected]_Enugu and Facebook @
Amaraizu said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Sulaiman Balarabe, had directed police operatives to fish out those in the habit so that they would be investigated diligently and brought to book.