Police Arrest Attendant Who Absconded With His Employer’s POS Machine In Niger State And Withdrew N170,000 To Play Bets


A POS attendant, Augustine Odiokwu Nonso, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for alleged fraud in Bosso Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, May 6, 2024, said the suspect absconded with his employer’s POS machine, withdrew N170,000 and used it to play Naijabet.

“On 17/4/2024 at about 1130hrs, based on a direct complaint received at Bosso Div, that a POS attendant one Augustine Odiokwu Nonso 28yrs of Bosso Estate absconded with a POS machine and some money to an unknown destination,” the statement read.

“Upon receipt of the complaint, Police operatives attached to the Div with the aid of technical intelligence on 20/4/2024 arrested the suspect within Bosso Estate, he confessed to the crime and about #170,000 was discovered to have been stolen by him.

“He claimed that he used the money to play Naija bet at different locations. Suspect has been charged to court for prosecution.”

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