A Corps member serving in Abak, Akwa Ibom State, has reportedly been arrested after filling a suspected fraud report with the police.
According to the reports, the young man identified as Ayodeji Felix Olaniyi, was arrested after receiving a payment from someone he had sold bitcoin to.
Instablog9ja reports that one Olowoleye Olayinka wrote a mail stating the situation that led to the arrest.
The mail reportedly reads: “Olaniyi was arrested on the 14th of January 2019 (Monday).
“He is into selling of bitcoin. He sold bitcoin to a client who resides in Delta State. The client hacked a woman’s UBA account in the same Delta State to pay him through mobile transfer to his GTB.
“He noticed the name of the client who bought the bitcoin is different from the account name that paid him. He quickly went to police station (A) Division Uyo, on the 12th January 2019 to lay a complain to DPO about the transaction.
“The DPO was not on seat so he met with IPO and wrote down a statement. On 14th January 2019 (Monday), he went back to the police station (A) Division Uyo, to ensure the DPO was aware of the statement he wrote.
“However, the DPO advised him to go to his bank and confirm the transaction and to also give him feedback of what happened. But on getting to the bank, he discovered his account was frozen.
“The bank then held him and police from (C) Division at Aka Etina Road, later arrested him and nothing has been done about it. The owner of the hacked account who raised the alarm that led to his arrest, is nowhere to be found till date.”
We sincerely hope that the right security operatives look into the case in other to arrest and lock away the culprit.