A man posing as a medical doctor has been apprehended by the Rivers State Police Command for trying to pay for hotel lodging with a fake alert.
The suspect, Philip Agbe Chukwuemeka, who is a native of Umuhunvosi Village in the Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State, allegedly met a lady through a dating app Badoo and traveled to Port Harcourt from Enugu to meet up with her.
The suspect tried to trick the hotel staff by paying for lodgings with false credit alerts for services totaling about N111,000 (One hundred and eleven thousand naira).
He was later arrested at Mgbuoba NTA Road, Port Harcourt, and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation.
During an opening investigation, Agbe Chukwuemeka told the police that he is a medical doctor working at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital.
However, further investigation revealed that he dropped out of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in year 2.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Eboka Friday, called on inhabitants to be careful with strangers they meet on social media.
“Be quick in reporting individuals with deceiving tendencies” Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday said.