Police Arrest Fraudsters Over Fake U.S. Dollars
Police in Lagos has arrested two suspected fraudsters while producing fake US dollar notes with the intent of defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
Concise News learned that the suspects, George Osagie, 51 and Makinde Kudus, 28, use the fake currencies for fraudulent activities within the Lagos.
Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Imohimi Edgal, said the suspects were arrested on 28 July based on credible information that was received from members of the public.
And one of the suspects, Osagie, narrated how he joined the gang after a group defrauded him.
He said, “I met the gang last year in a cab that was going to Ijesha.”
”I don’t know how they tricked me into it but I eventually followed them to a house where they showed me a briefcase containing various foreign currencies.
”They succeeded in convincing me to part with the sum of N300,000.
”The money was meant to purchase more chemicals to wash more money. I later realised that I had been defrauded.
”To retrieve my money I was asked to join the gang.
“In the gang, my job is to act as a beneficiary in front of any would be victim.
”This is to convince the victim that the deal is genuine and not fake. I get percentage in any successful deal.
”Those who go about looking for victims are known as “Catchers”.
”I was arrested in an hotel at Ilasa where we were staging a would be victim.”