Policemen attached to the Imo State University, Owerri, have arrested two men who have been ripping off unsuspecting members of the public, by pretended to be blind .
Their arrest, Punch learnt followed intelligence information given to the police by some students of the institution.
A student leader, Chidi Onyeji, told Southern City News
“The policemen attached to the entry gate of Imo State University, Owerri have uncovered swindle activities of a particular group who devise unlawful means to attract sympathy and rip off kind-hearted students of their hard-earned money under the pretext of being blind.”According to Onyeji, luck ran out on the suspects when one of the policemen called one of the beggars, and on approaching, the cop slapped him and asked him to open his eyes.
He explained that upon interrogation, the two fake blind persons confessed to the crime, saying they took to the crime to make ends meet because they were unemployed.
The suspects had been transferred to the state Police Command in Owerri, where they were being interrogated.