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How Police saved suspected POS fraudster from mob who want to set him ablaze in Akwa Ibom

Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command rescued a suspected POS fraudster, Akan Edet, from being set ablaze by a mob at Nsikak Eduok Lane in Uyo, the state capital.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara, disclosed this on Friday, March 15, 2024, when he paraded Akan alongside 51 other suspects arrested for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, child trafficking, cultism and murder.

According to the CP, on March 8, at about 1600hrs, Akan Edet was arrested for using a Point Of Sale (POS) to defraud innocent citizens and was about to be set ablaze but was rescued by operatives of the MOPOL Monitoring Unit.

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He added that most of those Akan Edet defrauded have identified him and the sum of N350,000 cash was recovered from him at the time of arrest.

LIB gathered that the suspect said to be a graduate, had duped several POS operators in the city with fake alerts.