Police declare two wanted in Edo over N27m fraud

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By Isaac Olamikan

Edo State Police Command, has declared two staff of GT Fast Food in Benin City, the State capital, Donald Enwereji and Desmond Alabi Omotakpor wanted in relation to a N27 million fraud.

In a statement, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Bello Kontongs, said that a warrant of arrest has been issued by a Magistrate Court in Benin City.

“They are wanted for the offence of conspiracy, advance fee fraud, obtaining money under false pretense and diversion of funds to the tune of twenty seven million naira (N27,000,000.00) in Benin City.”

Going further, he said, “the suspect, Desmond Alabi Omotakpor, is a Supervisor in GT Fast Food located at First East Circular Road Benin City. He is Esan by tribe.

“He hails from Ujemen-Ekpoma in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.  He is 31 years old, 5.5 feet tall, bulky body weight, round face, large mouth, thin lips, good teeth, black eyes, dark in complexion, round chin, large head and low forehead.

“He was last seen on 24th August, 2021 and his last known address is No. 13 Ifouah Street, off Benin-Agbor Road, Benin City, Edo State. Total amount stolen in stock is Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00).”

The statement further said, “the second suspect, Donald Enwereji, is a Supervisor in GT Fast Food located at Uselu Road Benin City. He is Igbo by tribe. He hails from Ezinihitte Mbaise in Imo State and he is 35 years old, 5 feets tall, medium built, oval face, no tribal marks, thin lips, good teeth, black eyes, fair in complexion, medium head, low forehead, eyebrow not too bushy. He was last seen on 22nd August, 2021.

“His last known address is No. 6 Aroko Street, off Benin Agbor Road, Ogbeson Quarters, Benin City, Edo State. Total amount stolen in stock is Twenty Two Million Naira (N22,000,000.00).”

According to the police statement “if any of the two wanted persons are seen, they should be arrested and hand over to the nearest police station.

“Anyone with useful information that could lead to their arrest should contact the nearest police station or the Commissioner of Police Edo State, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Benin City, Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Police Command through the following Telephone numbers: 08077773721, 08037646272, 08033438900 , 08126660696 and 08036155233.”