Police arrest POS operator for spending N280m mistakenly transferred to his account

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A Point of Sale (POS) operator, Alfa Rafiu, has been arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State, for allegedly squandering the sum of N280 million mistakenly transferred to his bank account.

Rafiu, who resides at Akuji compound, Abayawo area of Ilorin West local government area, allegedly received the money in batches of several millions of Naira some weeks ago.

According to sources who are familiar with the matter, residents of the area, especially those close to the suspect, had expressed surprise at how Rafiu had suddenly become a big spender.

“Instead of him to have drawn the attention of the bank that mistakenly transferred the huge fund to his account, he went on a speeding spree.

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“Rafiu bought houses and cars and sponsored people to the lesser Hajj.

“So many residents were surprised about his sudden wealth as a POS operator,” sources said.

Mr Ajayi Okasanmi a Superintendent of Police (SP), and Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kwara Command, on Wednesday confirmed the incident.

The PPRO said, “His arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos which is out of our jurisdiction.”

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