The Chairman of Okene local government council Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad has directed security operatives to arrest internet fraudsters and ritualists operating in the area.
This was contained in a statement issued by the chairman which was made available to newsmen by Abdulmumin Abubakar
Special Adviser to the Chairman on
Media and Publicity.
He said the alleged activities of these criminals include but not limited to hacking of citizen’s bank and social media account details and using same to commit financial crime, posing as fake spiritual consultants with intent to dubiously obtain money from unsuspecting members of the public, harvesting and selling of vital human organs, cultism, kidnapping and killing of victims especially young girls among other criminal acts.
He noted that these evil doers found some identified areas, residential buildings and hotels within Okene local government as comfortable zones for their criminal operation.
He advise parents, community leaders and ward heads to step up their game and regularly scrutinize the activities of their children, residents and visitors to the community respectively. The council boss also directed hotel owners to be vigilante and report any suspected customer to the nearest security outfit.
The chairman however commended the Security Joint Taskforce saying their work has yielded positive results as no fewer than 27 persons have so far been arrested within few days of operation.