Nigerian POS Operator Arrested After Spending N280 Million Mistakenly Sent To His Account

Alfa Rafiu’s extravagant spending spree raises suspicions among neighbors

In a shocking turn of events, a Nigerian Point-of-Sale (POS) operator named Alfa Rafiu was arrested after mistakenly receiving a staggering N280 million into his account. Rather than reporting the error to the bank, Rafiu embarked on a lavish spending spree, acquiring houses, cars, and even sponsoring individuals for the lesser Hajj pilgrimage.

The incident, which occurred in the Akuji compound at Abayowa Area of Ilorin West Local Government Area, left neighbors astounded by Rafiu’s sudden affluence. Accustomed to seeing him earn a modest income, they grew suspicious of his newfound wealth.

Witnesses in the community were perplexed by Rafiu’s extravagant lifestyle and questioned the source of his riches. Concerned about the legitimacy of his wealth, some residents alerted the authorities, prompting an investigation into the matter.

Confirming the arrest, Ajayi Okansanmi (SP), the Police Public Relations Officer, stated that the case had been transferred to the Lagos Unit for further examination. The Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) in Ikoyi, Lagos, was responsible for apprehending Rafiu.


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