Police Arrest Two Fraudsters In Lagos Over Dollars Scam
The Lagos State Police Command has smashed a syndicate who defraud unsuspecting members of the public with fake Dollars.
The arrested suspects, Mr. George Osagie, 51, and Makinde Kudus, 28, who confessed committing the crime said they have duped many of millions of Naira with fake Dollars.
According to the duo, once they were able to stir the greed in any person, such a person becomes an easy prey.
Parading the suspects at the Police Command, Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal said on the 28th of June 2018, the police received information from member of the public that there was some group of persons going around the metropolis defrauding innocent people through magical means.
Based on the information, operatives from FSARS, Ikeja and the Command swung into action and arrested the gang at Nglasia Hotel, Ilasa, Lagos.
CP Edgal said that they were searched and in the process some exhibits were recovered from them which included gallons of liquid label, cash tank of US dollars suspected to be fake and platinum brokers international incorporation documents.
He said during interrogation, they confessed that it was their means of livelihood and they had duped many people because of their greed.
According to the police boss, on further investigation, it was discovered that the gang had duped one Victoria Awoniyi of the sume of N5million, Taiwo Kayode, N300,000, Adebisi Adebayo, N500,000 and many other victims.
He said investigations were ongoing to arrest other members of the gang for prosecution.
The suspects admitted that it was their daily routine and that the exhibits recovered from them including the fake dollars were the instruments used.
According to the duo, many became victims due to their greed and foolishness.
They said that some of their victims believed that they can double their money with the dollars they were shown but do not ask where they got the dollars from.