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  • Updated: May 21, 2024

Lagos police arrest man for $216,000 fraud

Lagos police arrest man for $216,000 fraud

Chimereze Chinedu has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for alleged fraud.

He was alleged to have defrauded a citizen of Thailand of the sum of two hundred and sixteen thousand Dollars ($216,000).

His arrest was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin in an X post on Tuesday.

According to Hundeyin, "Chimereze defrauded his victim under the pretence of selling 37 tricycles to her.

"He further expanded his fraudulent activity by forging letters of the State Criminal Investigative Department, Lagos showing that the tricycles were seized by the police and further extorted Thirty Million Naira from the victim to purportedly secure the release of the tricycles.

"The suspect was arrested on May 10, 2024, in Enugu State following weeks of diligent investigation and technical support from the INTERPOL.

"He is currently in detention, as investigations continue to uncover details towards identifying and apprehending his accomplices.

"The Lagos State Police Command remains steadfast in its commitment to combating internet fraud and ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice."

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