The police in Ogun State have arrested two men for alleged dollar fraud in Ota area of the state.
The duo are members of a fraud syndicate. They specialize in duping unsuspecting members of the public under the pretence of ‘washing’ dollars for them.”
The police identified the alleged fraudsters as Chika Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechukwu.
The Ogun Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed their arrest for dollar fraud. He did so after one Omeh Chidebere Ishoke lodged a complain at Sango police station.
Ishoke had complained that the suspects accosted him and lured him to their hideout at Koleosho Street Anisere Sango-Ota.
The victim told the police that the suspects collected the sum of N148,000 from him. They did so pretending that they will change the money to dollar for him and he will make a huge profit.
“He stated further that the suspects also collected his MP3 mini speaker. The value of the device stands at N68,000. However, they failed to give him the dollars at the end.
“Upon the report, the DPO of Sango Police Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly led his men to their hideout. There, they arrested arrested the two suspects.
“On interrogation, they confessed to committing fraud. So, have duped many unsuspecting people using the same method,” Oyeyemi said.
CANDIID ONLINE gathered that an unidentified liquid substance, several fake American dollars and assorted charms have been recovered from them,
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, it was gathered, has ordered a massive manhunt for other members of the syndicate who are on the run.
Ajogun had also directed that the past activities of the suspects should be properly investigated with a view to bringing their nefarious activities to an end.
However, he warned members of the public to beware of those who are out to swindle them, asking them to stop being gullible.