The Lagos State Police Command has smashed a syndicate that specialised in swindling unsuspecting members of the public, on the pretence that it had goods to clear at the sea ports. Arrested is a suspected member of the syndicate, Hyacinth Nwogu, who allegedly defrauded a businesswoman of N1.9 million.
Recovered from him were fake foreign currencies, some drums and chemicals. The victim, Helen Olajide, told journalists yesterday at the Lagos State Police Public Relations office in Ikeja, that the suspect and his fleeing accomplices, who pretended to be familiar with her, offered her a ride in their car in Ikeja.
However, the 28-year-old businesswoman stated that she was taken to an apartment around Ikeja, where her Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card was forcefully taken from her. According to her,