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Police arrest filling station attendants for alleged N7.9m fraud



By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos

The men of Nigeria police, Ekiti State command have arrested three female petrol station attendants for allegedly defrauding the station owner to the tune of N7.92 million at Ilawe Ekiti in the Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Police Command, Dare Ogundare, listed the suspects as Olaiya Oluwaseyi, Omotosho Seun, and Ajayi Funke.

Ogundare said, “Investigation revealed that the suspects were pump attendants in the same filling station where the fraudulent act occurred.”

Ogundare, who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday while parading the suspects and others arrested recently, added, “During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the alleged crime and mentioned that the money was shared among them and used to solve personal issues.”

The commissioner listed items recovered from the attendants to include two generators, two 32-inch plasma TVs, two washing machines, two standing fans, one big industrial sewing machine and one electric iron.

Others, he said, included one oven toaster machine, one DVD player, an empty carton of Smart 6 Infinix phone, one StarTime decoder, a set of upholstery chairs, a substance suspected to be a charm and a sum of N250,000.

The CP, who thanked members of the public for their cooperation by giving timely and useful information to the police, stated that the suspects would be arraigned accordingly.