Lagos Police Arrest Two Of Three Suspected Fraudsters During Operation

Lagos Police Arrest Two Of Three Suspected Fraudsters During Operation


Fatimah Idera

Lagos State police have arrested two, Uche Awaize, 45 and Osadebe Aigbe, 35, out of three suspected fraudsters, as the third suspect reportedly bolted.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed this on Saturday, November 19, 2022, stressing that effort to arrest the other gang member is on.

The suspects, according to the PPRO, was about to defraud a 64-year old woman, for the second time, when they were arrested by police officers from Ogudu Division, around 3:50pm.

It was reported that the suspects had earlier collected N90,000 from the woman before being forced to go to the bank to get another amount up to the sum of N60000.

After much observation by the bank cashier, the cashier called upon Police officers from the Ogudu Division to interfere in the matter.

The PPRO tweeted, “Yesterday at about 1550hrs, a bank cashier noticed that a 64-year old customer was fidgety, receiving repeated calls and was in a hurry to withdraw N600,000. The cashier asked what the problem was and the woman said she would die if she talked.

“Police officers from Ogudu Division were quickly contacted. Of the three fraudsters waiting outside, Uche Awaize ‘m’ aged 45 and Osadebe Aigbe ‘m’ aged 35 were arrested. The third suspect bolted.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had first collected N90,000 from the woman. Effort is on to arrest the other gang member.”


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