ByÂ Evelyn Usman
LAGOS â€” A 31-year-old woman has been arrested by the Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Milverton Ikoyi, for allegedly masquerading as a major distributor of MTN Nigeria, to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
This came just as the Unit arrested a man who attempted to use forged documents of the United Nations, UN, to withdraw $500,000 from one of the new generation banks.
The Unit boss, Mr Moses Saba, yesterday, disclosed that the woman identified as Gloria Ubani, had so far allegedly collected over N37 million from her victims, on the pretext that sales of some used power generating sets, transformers, batteries and other valuables were being auctioned by MTN Nigeria.
The suspectÂ claimed to own a company, G&N Integrated Service, located at 166 Ijesha Road, Surulere area of the state. Her victims, as gathered, were mainly members of her church (name withheld).
Mrs Ubani, according to Saba, â€œwho presented herself as a major distributor of MTN Nigeria, offered her victims an opportunity to buy the items at cheaper prices. But as soon as she collected the money, she would vanish. So far, she has collected N37, 300,000 from her victims.â€
Man nabbed for forgery
Relatedly, the Unit has arrested a man who attempted to use forged documents of the UN to withdrawÂ $500,000 from a Victoria Island branch of a new generation bank.
The suspect who, according to Saba, confessed to have downloaded the documents from the internet, â€œinserted his name on the documents in a cyber cafÃ© somewhere in Aguda, Surulere with the help of a lady.
â€œHe thereafter, approached the bankâ€™s Trade Service Department with the forged documents purportedly issued by UN and the Federal High Court of Justice, Judiciary, Complex of the World Bank Legal Department with office in Geneva and demanded payment of $500,000.