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POS operator arrested for allegedly spending N280m error alert



A POS operator in Ilorin the Kwara State capital, Alfa Rafiu, has been arrested for allegedly squandering N280million mistakenly sent to his bank account.

The suspect resides in Akuji compound, Abayawo area Ilorin, ROYAL NEWS reports.

The suspect was nabbed by Policemen from Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Sources said: “Rafiu had suddenly gone on a spending spree after he received bank alerts in batches of several millions some weeks ago.

“But instead of him drawing the attention of the bank that mistakenly transferred the huge fund, he went on a speeding spree. Rafiu bought houses, cars and sponsored people to lesser Hajj. Although he was generous to several people in the community, some residents were surprised about his sudden wealth as a POS operator”, the sources stated.

The spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the incident said, “his (Rafiu) arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos which makes it out of our jurisdiction.”

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