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Inmate masterminds purchase of Hilux from prison

A middle-aged-man, Chief Ifeanyi Ezenwa, who is currently serving a three-year-jail term in Kuje Prison, has been rearrested for allegedly masterminding the purchase of a Toyota Hilux from Elizade Motors through a fake bank transfer.

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Also arrested along with Chief Ezenwa is an accomplice, Dalhatu Yahaya, who allegedly received the vehicle on behalf of the prisoner.

A police source said they were also being sought after for allegedly buying two wheel chairs and a blood pressure machine from an orthopaedic store opposite the National Hospital, Abuja with a fake bank payment alert.

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It was gathered that their arrest was sequel to series of complaints from victims to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

Worried by the complaint, the IGP mandated the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to dig into the matter.

After weeks of discreet monitoring, Kyari and his team tracked down Yahaya to his hideout in Kano from where he was arrested.

In his confessional statement to the police, the suspect admitted collecting the vehicle from Elizade, but that he did so at the instance of Chief Ezenwa.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh, who confirmed the arrest, said that Ezenwa and his gang specialize in fraud, using fake bank alerts.


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