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2 Ex-Convicts Arrested For Fraud In Lagos

Friday, 20 January 2023

Two men who specialize in scamming people of their money by pretending to assist them with converting dollars to naira have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Task Force.

The two, identified as Abdullahi Mohammed and Victor Etuk, were arrested by officers of the task force in the Oshodi area of the state  on Thursday in the process of swindling an unsuspecting lady walking along that axis by asking for directions to a non-existent market and then later asked her for a place to change their supposed large sum of dollars.

She declined but they promised her an iPhone 11 Pro Max and N200,000 if she could take them to where they could change their dollars.

Her repeated appeal for them to leave her alone drew the attention of the officers, who swooped on them and arrested them.

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One of the suspects, Victor Etuk, narrated that he had been in the practice for over three years and had been convicted for the same offense in 2020 and served seven months after being prosecuted.

“I was arrested during the pandemic by officers of Ago Police Station for defrauding a woman through this same means and my share of the loot was N12,000. I spent seven months behind bars but as soon as I got out of jail, I went back into the same practice.”

It was also learned that the second suspect, Abdullahi Mohammed, is an ex-convict, who spent six weeks in Badagry prison after being convicted for crimes.

Speaking on the arrest at the headquarters of the task force, its Chairman, Shola Jejeloye described the antics of the suspects as an old trick in the book, which has been on for a long time but unfortunately some individuals still fall for it.

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via: Information Nigeria

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