Alfa Rafiu, a Point of Sale (POS) operator, was arrested in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, for allegedly spending N280 million that had been sent to his bank account by mistake.
As per the Nigerian Tribune, the suspect, an occupant of the Akuji compound, Abayawo region in the Ilorin West nearby government region of the state, got the cash in clumps of a few large number of Naira half a month prior and went on a spending binge.
It was learned that locals, particularly those who were close to the suspect, had been surprised by Rafiu’s sudden increase in spending.
The suspect was held responsible for the trouble he had caused, according to local sources.
According to a source who spoke with the publication, “Rafiu bought houses and cars and sponsored people to the lesser Hajj.” “Instead of him to draw the attention of the bank that mistakenly transferred the huge fund to his account, he went on a speeding spree.” “Some residents were surprised by his sudden wealth as a POS operator, despite the fact that he was generous to several people in the community,” State Police Command Spokesperson SP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.
The PPRO made the following statement: “His arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, which makes it out of our jurisdiction.”