The operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested one Mrs Akunna Roseline Udom for allegedly stealing and conspiring to collect money under false pretences.
The 35-year-old mother of five was said to be a leader of a three-man syndicate specialised in defrauding members of the public especially young single ladies promising them marriage to her brother overseas who is looking for a wife.
In a statement signed by the spokesman for the state command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, and obtained by The PUNCH on Monday, it partly read, “Today, we have in custody one Mrs Akunna Roseline Udom aged 35 years on an alleged case of conspiracy, advance fee fraud and stealing, reported to the Command for investigation.
“Mrs Roseline is a member of a notorious gang of three-man, who specialise in defrauding members of the public.
“While some of her syndicate members are still at large, she confessed that her victims are mainly single young ladies, who work in corporate offices like banks, civil service and sales girls, assuring them that her brother who is based overseas is looking for a wife.
“She also tells her victims that she possesses the spiritual power of cleansing their afflictions and is capable of doubling any amount given to her by the victim.
“Mrs Rose, a mother of five children, joined the gang early last year and since then has defrauded more than five young ladies of a total sum of nine million and more.
“The case shall be charged to court on the conclusion of the investigation,” the statement added.
The Command, therefore, advised the general public, especially teeming youths to avoid getting rich quick strategy but rather engage in a legitimate business that will, in turn, bring better profits and growth in their lives.