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Police arrest suspect for defrauding foreigner $216,000, N30m



Detectives of the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), Lagos State Police Command, have arrested one Chimereze Chinedu for defrauding a Thai person of the sum of two hundred and sixteen thousand dollars.

Chimereze defrauded his victim under the pretence of selling 37 tricycles to her, Benjamin Hundeyin said in a statement on Tuesday.

He further expanded his fraudulent activity by forging letters of the Lagos SCID showing that the tricycles were seized by the police and further extorted the sim of N30 million 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 statement reads.

“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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