N30m fraud: Police arrest fleeing suspect in Rivers State

By Brave Dickson

A 73-year-old Kingsley Alajide Amodu has been finally arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force for absconding with 30 million naira loan he allegedly obtained through fraudulent means.

The suspect was accused of being on the run since 2018 after he fraudulently obtained the loan in Port Harcourt before he was arrested by the police through a tracker.

In a bid to conclude investigation on the suspect before arraigning him in court, the Commander of the Inspector General of Police X Squad, Oyigbo, Rivers State, had filed remand proceedings against the suspect and his accomplices before a magistrate court in Port Harcourt.

The exparte application with Form No.8 PMC/06/2020 is praying the court to grant the police an ample time to still detain the suspect pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation on him.

According to the legal documents which were sighted by our correspondent, the key suspect, Kingsley Amodu who claimed to be the managing director of Interglobal Energy and Marine Services LTD did approach the complainant whose name was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report with pretence to use his house at No. 47B Bishop Johnson Street. Port Harcourt for collateral.

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“That the suspect did obtain a loan facility of N30 million from a finance company known as Clem Richmond Limited of plot 145 Tecon Oil Services Jetty Oginigba Industrial Layout, Trans-Amadi, Port Harcourt.

“That the said loan was to be used by Chief Kingsley Amodu for the supply of Spilt Ginger which his company was to pay back with interest within three months from the date of issuance.”

In a supporting affidavit deposed to by Inspector Ofem of the IGP X Squad, Oyigbo, Rivers State, dated the 17th day of January 2020 and signed by the deponent, the suspect was arrested in connection with fraud and dud cheque which was reported to the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, following a petition written and signed by R. T Furo Esq of Jamabo & Jamabo Chambers at No.13 Potts Johnson Street, Port Harcourt.

Our correspondent reports that other casemates of Kingsley Amodu who are under the investigative watch of the police in connection with the alleged fraud offence include: Dr Samuel Aposola Green and Mr Moses Iruvwe among others at large.