A man posing as a medical doctor has been apprehended by the Rivers State Police Command for trying to pay for hotel lodging with 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, reportedly met a lady through a dating app Badoo and travelled to Port Harcourt from Enugu to meet up with her.The suspect tried to deceive the hotel staff by paying for lodgings with fake credit alerts for services totalling about N111,000.
He was later arrested at Mgbuoba NTA Road, Port Harcourt, and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation.
During preliminary investigation, 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 University of Nigeria, Nsukka in year 2.Commissioner of Police in the state, Eboka Friday, called on residents to be careful with strangers they meet on social media.
He stated that they should be quick in reporting individuals with deceptive tendencies.