June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

How Disu led IRT Tracked, Arrested Fake Bank Credit Alert Suspect In Kogi

Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have re-arrested 37-year-old man, Babatunde Olaogun, after he allegedly sent fake bank credit alert to a customer worth N3.5m.


Popularly known as ‘Evil Genius’ by his friends, Olaogun, who was dismissed from the Civil Service, was tracked and arrested in Lokoja, kogi state by the IRT after the victim reported the case.



Recall that Olaogun was initially arrested in 2017 after he allegedly sent fake bank alert to his customer after buying 25 laptops worth N4.5 million.


He is said to also use forged documents to take millions of Naira from several Microfinance banks in Lagos State.


He was thereafter arraigned and detained for his crimes by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos.


However, it appears the 37-year old seems not to have learnt any lessons as he was involved in another crime.


This time around, on December 9, 2021, he duped one chidima Vivian Okwenna, a lady he met via social network platform where they interacted and exchanged contacts.


The suspect who played a fast one on his victim after arranging to meet at First Bank, at Wuse zone 2, lied to her that his boss told him to collect N5m new notes.


The lady in question could only provide N3.5m , which she gave to the suspect, and he subsequently generated a fake bank credit alert of its equivalent through zenith bank account.


He thereafter stepped out of the bank and immediately blocked his victim from reaching out to him.


However, nemesis caught up with him after the victim reported the case to the to FIB-IRT Central Base after failing to reach the suspect.


After much efforts from the IRT, the suspect was later tracked down and apprehended in Lokoja, kogi state.


According to the commander IRT, DCP Olatunji Disu, the suspect has been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Disu further stated that the suspect has been on the watchlist of the EFCC since 2018, when he jumped bail from court.


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