Reports have emerged online as to why one Anthony Okolie, who was recently released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly using a phone number that belonged to President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter Hanan.
From the reports, Anthony uses the said number to defraud unsuspecting persons.
It was established that the number belonged to Hanan, but after not using it for a while, the number got dormant was reassigned as is the usual practice with mobile service providers.
The source revealed that Okolie, who eventually got the line on realizing who the previous owner is, due to the calls he was receiving, decided to use it to make money for himself.
It was learned he used female accomplices to pretend to be the president’s daughter and extort money from unsuspecting victims.
“It was when someone who knew Hanan very well called and suspected something was fishy that he decided to report the matter to the DSS, who investigated and arrested the suspect.
“Okolie was held on criminal intent, not because of the line he owned.
It is standard practice that when a line has been dormant for a long time, service providers reassign lines.
The person who inherited it discovered who the former owner was and realized a fraudulent intent.
He got some female accomplices who spoke Hausa and to collect money from unsuspecting persons who thought they were relating to the president’s daughter.
“One of his potential victims suspected something fishy when he called the line and the person he spoke with who claimed to be Hanan begged for money.