The police in Lagos state have apprehended an ex-convict who specializes in using a telephone number to send threatening messages to different people in the state.
Recall that Nigeriana had earlier shared a story of a Twitter user who raised an alarm after she received deaths from a phone number.
At a press briefing held on December 21, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, says investigations by the police led to the arrest of one Smart Richard who hails from Delta State.
CP Alabi pointed out that Smart is an ex-convict who had served a five-year jail term at Kirikiri Medium Correctional Center. The suspect identified one Kingsley Richard ‘m’ is currently serving a jail term at Kirikiri Correctional Center as his associate.
”Further investigation revealed that while Smart collated telephone numbers and operated an online wallet account through which they collected their blackmail money, Kingsley while still in prison sent the threat messages and makes threat calls to the collated numbers. The Command is currently working with the Nigerian Correctional Service towards extending investigations to Kingsley Richard.”