Lagos Police Arrest Leader Of A Notorious Syndicate, Pius Asomba Over Fake Bank Alert

Published 4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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at 4-12-2015 06:37AM (4 years ago)

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A middle-aged man, Pius Asomba, suspected to be the leader of a notorious syndicate that specialized in dispossessing businessmen of large sums of money through fake bank alerts, has been arrested by the police in Lagos.

The Anambra State-born suspect was arrested after he jumped bail and disappeared for over two years.
Police sources said the criminal exploits of the suspect was blown open on August 31, 2012, after he went to one Engr. Moses Adebayo at Alaba International market a major distributor with  Nigerchin Development Company in Ikeja, and placed an order for cables worth N9.5 million. According to the source, when he was told to pay for the goods, he claimed to be in a hurry and promised to pay through his bank.

“After they finished loading the goods around 4p.m., that day, the owner received alert of N9.5million from his bank, confirming prompt payment and the suspect also called to confirm payment. The owner of the goods also corresponded with his bank and it was confirmed, he thereafter released the goods and gave the suspect extra N50,000 for transport expenses.”

The story, however, took a different dimension when the owner of the goods went to the bank few days later only to be told that it was a magic alert as nothing was paid into his account.  Based on this, the police was alerted and they commenced search for the suspect for over a month without success.
Vanguard learned that while detectives were looking for him, the suspect went to the warehouse of another trader at Okokomaiko to buy iron worth about N4 million.
He succeeded also in deceiving them with fake bank alert prompting the involvement of both the police at Okokomaiko and a private investigator, who ended up arresting him through his girlfriend living in Egbeda area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that after his arrest, he confessed to the crime and promised to pay the money.  He was, however, taken to Magistrate court  at Agbo-Malu Road, Apapa, where he presented three sureties.  He later jumped bail and efforts to get the sureties failed.  Fortunately, after about two years of searching for him, one of the sureties was traced early this year and arrested.  The surety was granted bail with a promise to produce the principal suspect but he failed.  On November 30,  2015, the principal suspect was arrested at Gowon Estate where he has been hiding and handed over to officials of court, where he is being tried.

Meanwhile, it was  learned that the complainant was forced to close his account with the bank after the suspect confessed that he connived with some officials of the bank to dupe him.  Police said detectives are also investigating some officials of the bank with a view to fishing out all those involved in the fraud.

When contacted, Lagos State police spokesman, Joe Offor, said the police did their job by arresting the suspect and charging him to court.  He assured that the matter would be prosecuted to its logical conclusion.

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Mopera at 4-12-2015 06:54AM (4 years ago)
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winace at 4-12-2015 06:57AM (4 years ago)
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Dis one is harden criminal. He does not need gun in fact he is worst than those who carry gun. They shld use slave chain to chain hi. down in prison. cus he can escape.
erhubeauty at 4-12-2015 07:36AM (4 years ago)
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Never you trust bankers. They are all thieves
50scent at 4-12-2015 08:13AM (4 years ago)
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Biafra people una well done o
Very cunning at duping people

emma4love3 at 4-12-2015 08:18AM (4 years ago)
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very funny way to steal...... this too bad
he must face the full weight of the law
Novic at 4-12-2015 08:47AM (4 years ago)
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The only thing we knw in this country is to use our stupid brain to steal and to make damages. we dnt have brain to do gud thing.
ngfineface at 4-12-2015 08:51AM (4 years ago)
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I knew it. Any success like this is usually with the help of an insider. They should all be fired
elchymo at 4-12-2015 09:22AM (4 years ago)
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A very big dubious criminal. The bank people are even the bigger criminals sef
chealseafc at 4-12-2015 10:01AM (4 years ago)
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i can't believe what i just red.
so where do we go from here in this country?.
bennieben at 4-12-2015 10:24AM (4 years ago)
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Ole barawo! Face d music omo Biafra
gogoman at 4-12-2015 10:51AM (4 years ago)
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xmas is coming, so so magic alert
dastan902 at 4-12-2015 11:27AM (4 years ago)
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Na realli magic alert
Oworen25 at 4-12-2015 12:12PM (4 years ago)
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He should be arranged in the court and sent to prison stealing from where you didn't suffered from.
dickieponga at 4-12-2015 01:00PM (4 years ago)
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At least na intelligent criminal or would u prefer to be visited by an armed robbers wit guns and machetes who can/will rape and kill u
just for looking at dem...?
People like dis are bound to caught dan robbers who police no but can't arrest dem... 
Oways at 4-12-2015 02:38PM (4 years ago)
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Even bankers too are partaking in these  game too bad!
zezprincess at 4-12-2015 07:10PM (4 years ago)
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Baba pius,you three much,lewu! Lewu!! For you,omg,dis na coperate 419ner,but my guy ,you for dey do am to all this bib big politicians&govt officials wey de chop our money anyhow,Anyway na naija we dey,sort urself out as usual,tem tem!.
nwaafoigbo at 4-12-2015 09:17PM (4 years ago)
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good for him
Ayodun1 at 4-12-2015 09:24PM (4 years ago)
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Why cant people just use their brain for something good and meaningful..... Instead of indulging is scam and fraudulent act..

Oworen25 at 4-12-2015 11:14PM (4 years ago)
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Why are we always looking for quick and fast money without working for it, now that you are been caught how do feel
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