Six suspected fraudsters are now in the custody of the police in Imo State for allegedly defrauding a woman of N13 million.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Andrew Enwerem, said yesterday that the suspects were arrested at the scene of crime in Owerri within two days, following a tip-off.
Enwerem added that two big bags containing fake American dollar notes were recovered from the suspects.
He said while the victim claimed that she was defrauded of N13 million, the suspects insisted they swindled the woman of only N1.2 million.
The PPRO gave the names of the suspects as Bennett Okere (57) from Ngor Okpala in Imo State, John Arinze (38) from Nkpor in Anambra State, Angela Emmanuel (29) from Aba Ngwa in Abia State, Chioma Ebo (35) of Obinze in Imo State, Bartholomew Nkwocha (35) from Oba in Anambra State and 42-year-old Chinelo Ani of Nkanu in Enugu State.