An Anglican Knight identified as High Chief Izuchukwu Nwabueze has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Anambra State Command for allegedly defrauded his Bishop and others of monies running into N20 million.
Nwabueze was alleged to have obtained N1 million from his Bishop, Archbishop Alexander Ibezim, N7.5million from a group, the G20, and varying amounts from many other individuals, Daily Post Report.
The Ukpo community man in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State stated to do all this while posing as an aide to the AIG in charge of Zone 13 Police Command, Mohammed Danmallam.
“Parading the suspect at the Zone 13 Police Command in Ukpo, the public relations officer of the command, DSP Nkeiruka Nwode said, Ichie Sir Izuchukwu Nwabueze, M, aged 35 of Ukpo Dunukofia L.G.A who has been posing as an aide to the Assistant Inspector General of Police was arrested.”
“The suspect had pretended to be raising funds for the furnishing of an unknown Residential Quarters and installing a Sound Proof Generating Set for the AIG Zone 13 Ukpo, and had cornered funds from a group, G20 Foundation Awka, and collected a total sum of N7.3 million.”
“The suspect also obtained with false pretense from the following persons: Sir Chidi Igor Okoye N240,000, Benson Okoye, N185,000, Umugama village N100,000 among others.”
“The Suspect also took the sum of N1m from one Ifeanyi Umeh Lovelyn on behalf of the Anglican Bishop of Awka; Archbishop Alexander Ibezim of Awka Anglican Communion.”
“The AIG Zone 13 Ukpo, DanMalam Mohammed further called on members of the public who have been deceived into giving their monies to report to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigations Department; DCP Echeng Echeng.”
He, therefore, cautioned citizens to be wary of this new trend of crime and report suspicious activities or persons.