The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) cyber-crime unit is tracking down a phone scammer who has been collecting money from police officers by promising them promotions in ranks.
According to police, the scammer referred to himself as ASP Robert on the telephone number 0761987638 and has since collected an unspecified huge sum of money from many officers, promising to help them secure promotion in rank.
He also claims to be part of the human resources department at police headquarters in Naguru.
“We want to strongly condemn this act and inform all those who have plans to engage in such an act that it’s illegal,” SCP Enanga said on Monday.
Enanga also reminded police officers that police ranks are never bought because they are not for sale.
He also revealed that the police commanders have been tasked with receiving complaints from police officers who are victims of the scum in order to take disciplinary action.
“We have asked our police commanders to get all these police officers with complaints where they have parted with money to allegedly earn promotions through such informal means. They should be charged disciplinary fines,” he said.
Enanga said the cybercrime unit is tracking down the suspect to ascertain how the scammer accessed the personal details and records of the police officers.