The police have arrested a 42-year-old suspect who is alleged to be the leader of a four-man fraud syndicate in Lagos.
The Lagos State government confirmed the arrest on its Facebook page on Monday.
According to it, the man identified as Osuji Chibuzor was arrested by operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad after his group reportedly swindled a 34-year-old lady of the sum of N165,000.
The group is said to be operating around Ikeja, Ojota, Ojodu, Berger, Ogba, College Road, and Agege areas of the state.
The suspect revealed that his gang members – Frank, Stella, and Emeka who are still at large – embarked on daily trips to lure suspects, whom they would have tricked into their dollar making scam.
He added that he was, thereafter, invited as a pastor to pray for the victim and in the process, he would request money for anointing oil, chemicals for the washing of the money and other charges.
his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Zubairu Muazu, directed
his men to continue to comb every part of the state, especially the black spot
areas along the axis for the arrest of other gang members as soon as possible.