A Point of Sale (POS) operator identified as Alfa Rafiu, has been arrested for allegedly spending N280 million which was mistakenly transferred to his bank account.
Kwara state Police command alleged that the suspect, who resides in Akuji compound, Abayawo area in Ilorin West LGA, received the sum in batches of several millions of Naira a few weeks ago and immediately started spending the money.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, in a statement on Tuesday, revealed that the Force CIID swung into action after getting intelligence.
He said;“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.”
According to eyewitnesses that spoke to Nigerian Tribune, Rafiu’s neighbours were shocked to see him suddenly start living a very comfortable and extravagant life.
A source claimed the suspect spent millions of naira buying houses, cars, and even sponsored people to the lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
“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.
“Rafiu bought houses and cars and sponsored people to the 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 source said.