Police arrest three brothers for impersonating Force public relations officer, Frank Mba
NEWSMAN, Abuja – The Nigerian Police Force has arrested and paraded three brothers for running a fake Frank Mba foundation facebook and bank accounts with First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
The men were paraded alongside twenty one other suspects arrested for crimes ranging from romance and online dating scams, generating and deployment of fake bank alerts, hacking and fraudulent wire transfers, cyber stalking and impersonation of high-profile personalities in Nigeria and across the world.
According to a press statement signed on Monday by the Force Public Relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, the brothers -Emmanuel Ushie, 23, Matthew Ushie, 28 year old OND graduate from Federal Polytechnic Oko and Henry Ushie, 30 year old graduate of Statistics from Anambra State University, defrauded Nigerians under the pretext that the foundation is raising money to help vulnerable citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Investigations by the police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reveal that the brothers engage extensively and serially in such frauds and other related cybercrimes”A press statement by Force Public relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba revealed.
The kingpin – Henry Ushie was arrested on Thursday, 11th June, 2020 at a hideout in Ihiala, Anambra State.
According to the Police spokesman, “Further investigation reveal that Mathew Ushie had been arrested in Ghana last year in a well-publicized bust of fraudsters where he and other international fraudsters used the name of the Inspector General of Police of Ghana, John Kudalor to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaian policemen in the guise of providing opportunity for them to attend United Nations peacekeeping mission using a fake Facebook account”.
Similarly, “Henry Ushie had also been arrested in 2017 by the IRT for impersonating then ACP ABBA Kyari, the Commander IRT on Facebook and defrauding many innocent Nigerians before he was arrested and subsequently charged to Court for impersonation. He eventually got bail from the court and went back to same crime”, the statement added.
Items recovered from the suspects include 11 Laptops, 37 mobile phones, 11 SIM cards of different telecoms networks, 5 International passports, 12 ATM Cards, fake US Dollar notes, quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Marijuana.