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LAGOS RRS BUSTS TWO FRAUD SYNDICATES

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four members of two fraud syndicates operating in Ikeja, Maryland, Ojodu-Berger, Agege and Oshodi parts of the metropolis.

The members of the syndicates, three male and a female were arrested in two separate cases of fraud on Thursday and Saturday in Ikeja and Oshodi.

The first group, comprising of Chinasa Sunday, 44 and Osadebe Aigbe 30, were arrested in Ikeja after several days of being under surveillance by RRS Undercover team for defrauding a lady of the sum of N85,000.

Their victim, Grace Enitan, had reported at the RRS Headquarters that a syndicate of four men picked her up in a taxi and duped her of N85,000 while she was heading to Ikeja.

Investigations revealed that Chinasa Sunday and Osadebe Aigbe were involved in the scam while their ring-leader, identified as Martin is on the run.

The victim later identified the two suspects and their respective roles in the scam at the RRS headquarters after their arrest.

The second syndicate was arrested after a failed bid to swindle a food seller of over N120,000 and dispossessed her of jewellery in Oshodi.

The suspect, identified as Rukayat Aderinwale was accosted and hypnotised by a syndicate of five members before dispossessing her of a purse containing N120,000 and her mobile phone.

They were leading her away to another location when the lady regained her consciousness and called out to RRS officers stationed nearby.

The officers arrested one Sunday Atanda, 56, living at 13, Pero Street, Agege and a 58-year-old Fausat Tijani, a pure water seller in Akala, Mushin, while three other members of the syndicate escaped.

While confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole said that investigation is ongoing to arrest other syndicate members.

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