Two suspects have been arrested for duping people with fake Dollars and they opened up about how they carry out their operations.
George Osagie, 51 and Makinde Kudu, 28, were arrested in a popular hotel in Lagos and paraded at the State Command. Exhibits recovered from them, which includes the fake dollars they had used in their operations, were also displayed as they were paraded.
They confessed that they were trained as fraudsters and have duped many people of millions of Naira with fake Dollar, P.M Express reports. They further said that they are able to dupe victims by stirring up the greed in them. Once they are able to make prospective victims greedy, they become easy preys. They said that some of the victims believed that they can double their money after they were shown Dollars.
Parading the suspects at the State Command, Ikeja, Lagos, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, said that on June 28, 2018, the police received information from members of the public that there were 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 them at Nglasia Hotel, Ilasa, Lagos. He 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.
CP Edgal said that during interrogation, they confessed that it was their means of livelihood and they had duped many people because of their greed.
He said that on further investigation, the police discovered that the gang had duped one Victoria Awoniyi of the sum of N5m, Taiwo Kayode lost N300,000 to the fraudsters, Adebisi Adebayo lost N500,000, and many other victims lost money too. The police boss said that investigations are still ongoing with the aim of arresting other members of the gang for prosecution.