A Point Of Sale (POS) operator, identified as Alfa Rafiu has been arrested in Kwara State for allegedly squandering N280 million mistakenly sent to his account.
It was gathered that the POS operator is a resident of Akuji compound, Abayawo area in Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state.
According to Daily Trust, sources familiar with the issue said Rafiu suddenly went on a spending spree after he received the alerts in batches of several million some weeks ago.
“About two weeks ago, he received several bank alerts that scaled up to N280 million which he knew nothing about.
“But instead of him drawing the attention of the bank that mistakenly transferred the huge fund, he went on a speeding spree.
“Rafiu bought houses, cars, and sponsored people to the lesser Hajj. Some of those he sponsored are presently in Saudi Arabia as we speak.
“Although he was generous to several people in the community, some residents were surprised about his sudden wealth as a PoS operator,” the source added.
The suspect was said to have been arrested by police from the “C” Division Police Station, Oja-Oba, Ilorin, accompanied by some bank officials.
During a visit to his residence on Tuesday, his PoS shop was closed, and some of the residents in the compound said he had travelled and didn’t know when he would be back, Daily Trust reports.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ajayi Okasanmi (SP), who confirmed the incident said, “Yes, the matter is true, but his arrest was effected by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) from Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos which makes it completely out of our purview.”