Two arrested for defrauding man of N148,000 in Ogun :
• The suspected fraudsters
Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two members of a syndicate after allegedly swindling a man out of his N 148, 000.
The suspects were said to specialise in duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money on the pretext of washing dollars for them .
The suspects , Chicka Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechuckwu , reportedly lure their victims to their hideout on Koleosho Street, Anisere , Sango Ota in the Ado -Odo /Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday .
Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a complaint by one Omeh Chidebere Ishoke, who reported them at the Sango Police Station.
The PPRO said , “ The victim complained that he was accosted by the suspects, who lured him to their hideout on Koleosho Street , Anisere , Sango Ota , where they collected the sum of N 148, 000 from him on the pretext that they would change the money to dollars for him and he would make a huge profit.
“ He stated further that the suspects also collected his MP 3 mini speaker valued at N 68, 000, but no dollar was given to him at the end .
“ Upon the report , the DPO , Sango, CSP Godwin Idehai , quickly led his men to the hideout , where the two suspects were apprehended .
“ On interrogation , they confessed to being fraudsters and that they had duped many unsuspecting people using the same method. ”
Oyeyemi added that some items recovered from the suspects were unknown liquid substances, several fake American dollars and assorted charms.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun , had ordered a manhunt for other members of the syndicate, who are currently on the run .
The CP , according to Oyeyemi , also directed that the past activities of the suspects be properly investigated with a view to bringing their nefarious activities to an end .
The PPRO said Ajogun warned members of the public to beware of those who were out to dupe them by not being gullible