Security Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Unit have successfully apprehended a suspect, Besida Rukkay, who is known to be a fraudster and an impersonator.
The lady, who has been on the wanted list of the IRT for some time, was arrested after thorough tactical moves by the operatives.
She is said to have robbed victims of their phones and duped a victim. She also impersonates as a gynaecologist working at the General Hospital, Abuja before her arrest in Abuja on December 13, 2021, it was gathered.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Mr. Tunji Disu stated that the suspect, Besida Rukayya is a suspected serial fraudster who has duped several innocent people in Abuja and Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
He said the IGP/IRT swung into action on May 27, 2021 and moved to Jos Plateau State to search for the suspect. It was gathered that Besida Rukkaya had been accused of duping some people in her hotel, Nana Country Hotel Jos.
“She has duped several innocent victims from one hotel to another, just as she has robbed people of their phones which she claims she bought from their shops. She would also send fake alerts into their bank accounts,” Disu said.
He said the suspect absconded from the hotel after scamming the management by not paying her N400,000 bill. She reportedly ran away from Nana Country Hotel, Jos to Grand Cubana Hotel in Abuja where she was arrested on December 13, 2021.
“Meanwhile, the suspect, Besida Rukkayya is in our custody and has confessed to how she used different hotels in Jos as a base to dupe innocent people of their money and phones in their shops,” the police chief said.
DCP Disu stated that the suspect was a one-man squad doing her illegal business all alone.
He said the suspect would soon be charged to court.