The Police in Anambra State led by the Anti-cult grand Commander, SP Noel Uche of Enugu-Ukwu have arrested a blind 419 kingpin in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect, Mr. Tochukwu Ikebuife alias Mmanye was said to have specialised in spitting saliva in the palms of his victims and it came out through the other side, which he used to confuse and defraud his victims.
Most of the Ikebuife’s victims were young girls and boys who were sales girls and apprentices serving their masters in different Onitsha Markets.
The suspect said to be from Ire,Obosi, was said to have always defrauded his victims huge sums of money ranging from N3 million,N500,000, N850, 000 to N5m respectively.
The arrest was made known when Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), led by its National President, Dede Uzor A. Uzor, paid a courtesy visit to the Anti-cult Commander in Enugu -Ukwu, SP. Noel Uche last week.
The National President commended the new Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Monday Kunyas and the Commander for the major breathrough in arresting this kingpin and his wife, Nkiru Ikebuife, who was said to be an accomplice in the crime.
The culprits have caused heartache to different organisations and individuals in the State who they have duped one time or the other.
About seven of the victims were present during the courtesy visit.
The NUF boss admonished the people to be warry of persons who approach them for assistance, claiming that they came from other African countries Ghana, Togo,Ivory Coast among other African countries and need help to change their foreign currency.
“People should be careful of such individuals.This is one of their antics.
I urge Police to immediately arraign the suspect and the wife to serve as deterrent to others” said NUF.
They urged the Police to intensify efforts to arrest five other groups operating from the same Obosi, using Camry and Keke to carry out their criminal operation.
NUF appealed to the Inspector-General ( IGP) of Police to promote the Commander, Anti-Cult SP Uche Noel and his team who burst the crime and arrested the culprits. Dede Uzor said.