Defence & Security

Police nab three alleged fraudsters

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor

Operatives of the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested three suspects for fraudulent activities.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this in a press statement, said the suspects usually disguise as driver and passengers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

Hundeyin said the suspects, Dele Olawale, Remi Ogunleye, and Kole Akintunjoye often carry out their illicit activities around Lagos Island, Lekki and Ikoyi.

He said, “Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public while disguising as driver and passengers.

“The trio were intercepted by operatives of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC), in Opebi, Ikeja following a tip off and handed over to the RRS.

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“Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspects: Dele Olawale ‘m’ aged 52, Remi Ogunleye ‘m’ aged 45 and Kole Akintunjoye ‘m’ aged 40 reside in Ogun State but resume in Lagos daily to prey on unsuspecting passengers.

“The gang, operating in a Volkswagen Golf, with registration number KRD 998 DE act like total strangers to one another to disarm their victim.

“They carry out their nefarious activities mostly in Lagos Island, Lekki and Ikoyi.”

According to Hundeyin, the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has transferred the case to the State Headquarters for further investigations.

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