Nigerian arrested for fraud in Dubai. Itumo Anthony Chidebere.

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A Nigerian, Itumo Anthony Chidebere who is a suspected fraudster has been arrested by the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, headed by DCP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, in conjunction with its counterpart in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The accused was arrested in Dubai after defrauding a Nigerian businesswoman of $2 million and had been on the run for the past 13 months.

Report reveals that the 35 year old fraudster presented himself to the said businesswoman as an estate broker in Dubai, claiming that he could purchase a house for his victim.

He was said to have presented several documents and samples of influential Nigerians he claimed to have assisted to buy houses.The unsuspecting victim made a payment of $2,082,139 to the suspect, after which the suspect disappeared without purchasing the said house. In a bid to evade arrest, Itumo fled from country to country.

The Nigeria Police is working with the UAE Police and the Federal Ministry of Justice to facilitate the extradition of the suspect back to Nigeria for further trials.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has however reiterated the determination of the Force to bring to justice criminals connected with international crimes. While commending the personnel of the Interpol unit for the successes recorded in international anti-crime operations, he promised to strengthen the bond between the Nigeria Police Force and its counterparts in other countries in resolving all trans-border crimes.

He advised Nigerians in Diaspora to avoid fraud, drug trafficking and other related crimes.