Males of the Benue State Group Volunteer Guards (BSCVG ) have arrested two suspects, Ugochucku Obilo, 56, and Okwocha Donald, 50, for swindling financial institution clients who withdraw giant sums in Makurdi.
Parading the suspects on the BSCVG Headquarters Makurdi on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, Head of Patrol and Guard Mr Ime Nathan defined that the duo function a infamous syndicate that focuses on swindling folks utilizing completely different tips alongside Financial institution Highway often known as New Otukpo Highway, Makurdi.
Mr Ime mentioned they connect nails on slippers and plant them underneath their victims automobiles, who instantly expertise flat tyres as soon as their automobiles begin transferring.
In accordance with Ime, the suspects will then rush to their victims automobiles within the guise of providing assist, earlier than robbing them and making away with cash and any out there valuables they discover within the automotive.
He mentioned additionally they implore the “come and purchase” trick popularly often known as “Man Man Enterprise” the place they parade merchandise earlier than their potential victims with convincing techniques which allows them to get a lot cash from them.
Ime additional acknowledged that they had been confronted with a number of reviews of the exercise of the 419 sindicate which prompted them to swing into motion, resulting in the arrest of the 2, whereas others are at giant.
He tasked residents to be alert and report each suspected exercise of males who take pleasure in all types of criminality, stressing that they continue to be motivated to curbing criminality of kinds in Benue with the cooperation of the general public.
Throughout interrogation, the suspects confessed to committing the offences together with oil bunkering which in line with them was failing because of the presence of the military in Imo state, therefore their relocation to Benue.