Covid19: POLICE BURST FOUR MAN SYNDICATE.
The police in Anambra state has bursted a four man syndicate impersonating health officials from the Anambra state ministry of health, this was sequel to an intelligence report yesterday at about 3pm, which made police operatives attached to Central Police Station Onitsha to arrest the following members of the syndicate,
(i) Anthony Chidubem Oyatubo 'm' aged 30 years of Nimo,Njikoka LGA.
(ii)Nwachukwu Chidi 'm' aged 31 years of Awka,
(iii)Chris C.Okeke 'm' aged 30years of Awka and,
(iv)Olisa Moura 'm' aged 25 years of Onitsha.
It was however gathered that suspects who allegedly claimed to be officials of the Ministry of health, fully kitted with reflective jackets and Caps with inscriptions"FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19"were arrested with flyers,hand sanitizers and face masks which they produced locally under unhygienic conditions, were selling the products to the unsuspecting members of the Public as well as distributing same to various outlets in Onitsha before their arrests.
Meanwhile,preliminary investigation revealed that suspects were neither government workers nor health officials as they claimed but opportunists, who took advantage of the present pandemic situation to market their unhygienic products to the oblivious buyers.
Exhibits recovered in their possessions include,three cartons of hand sanitizers, flyers,Several reflective jackets,Four Caps and over fifty nose masks.
The Case is under investigation, after which Suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
The Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc once again enjoin the Public to be wary of such syndicates and refrain from patronising them in order not to expose themselves to other health hazards.