Delta Poly Student Arrested for Illegal Facebook Account

Filed in Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro by on May 14, 2015

A Mechanical Engineering student of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Emmanuel Otu, has being arrested by the police for operating a fake Facebook account.

The suspect was alleged to have set up a profile to impersonate the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in order to extort money from the public.

He was arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) from Lagos who traced him to his hostel in Ozoro on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

The 19 year-old suspected fraudster created a Facebook page in the name of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and used it to defraud unsuspecting but obviously gullible persons.

According to the Lagos Police, the undergraduate student, through the Facebook page claimed to be arranging jobs and contracts for his would be victims with some of the oil majors operating in Nigeria.

He will be charged to court after a thorough investigation by the police.

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