By Austin Ogwuda & Godwin Oghre
ASABA — MEN of the Delta State Police Command have arrested three persons in Asaba for allegedly robbing two persons they lured from Oyo State to Asaba, Delta State through facebook contact.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu, who disclosed this, said the three suspects would face the music after preliminary investigations.
According to her, “on June 28 at about 9.35 am, Oleshade Akugbade and Olayinka Alake, both from Ibadan, Oyo State reported at GRA police station, Asaba that they were invited to Asaba by their facebook friends one Daniel Fredrick, Nze Emeka and Kingsley Nwali, all residing at Shedrack Estate, Asaba.
“On their arrival, they were robbed by the above named persons of a bag containing their clothes, adding that the three suspects have been arrested while the stolen items were recovered from them.”
“Investigation is in progress,” she said
Fraudsters hack into Vanguard reporter’s e-mail
Meantime, fraudsters have hacked into the e-mail box of the Sapele correspondent of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr Godwin Oghre, which reads: firstname.lastname@example.org, and are using it to send mails to unsuspecting individuals whose contacts were contained there.
The fraudsters are soliciting one favour or another and even demanding private information of the contacts.
According to Oghre, he started receiving calls from some of his contacts as early as 7 a.m. yesterday, to confirm the authenticity of some mails they received, purportedly from him.
He said: “I did not and I don’t solicite favour or request for any individual’s private information. My email is purely for official work, particularly to receive and send news items to my editors for publication. The general public to please take note.”