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Police arrest two over N5.1m fraud

Police officers in Lagos have arrested two men for allegedly duping a businesswoman of N5.1million. Haggai Duru, 16, and Festus Ajah, 26, were arrested in Imo State where they fled to after committing the alleged crime. The state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects, said the suspects belonged to a syndicate operating in […]
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Police officers in Lagos have arrested two men for allegedly duping a businesswoman of N5.1million.

Haggai Duru, 16, and Festus Ajah, 26, were arrested in Imo State where they fled to after committing the alleged crime.

The state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects, said the suspects belonged to a syndicate operating in Lagos and Imo States.

He said they usually targeted business owners, who they lure to Sango to “buy wares from their factory at affordable prices.”

He said: “The suspects were arrested after they went to the Computer Village in Lagos and approached a woman that they have musical instruments for sale at affordable prices. The woman went with them and they hypnotised her.

“They told her that they have bank notes they want to change to dollars and the woman should bring money for the chemical. They gave her several account numbers and she paid them in instalments to the tune of N5.1 million.

“They connived with the leader of the gang called Emeka. They were arrested after they went to the bank to withdraw the money in Imo State”.

One of the suspects, Ajah claimed the woman was his lover, adding that she was not hypnotised.

He said: “The businesswoman, Nkechi is my lover. She was not hypnotised. It was after I left her and went to Imo state that she reported me to the police. She did business with my uncle Emeka. I don’t know how Emeka defrauded her.”

 

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Source:The Nation Nigeria

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