Police nab ‘one chance’ syndicate in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three members of a syndicate that specialised in duping unsuspecting passengers in commercial vehicles.

The command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Saturday.

Mr Hundeyin said those arrested were Abiodun Bamidele, 48, Olumide Faleye, 45, and a female suspect, Toyin Adekoya, 49.

He said the suspects were arrested at about 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Omole Estate, Phase One after their victim raised the alarm.

“The suspects, while operating in a Toyota Camry car, with registration number KSF 608 GH, would disguise as driver and passengers.

“They pick unsuspecting passengers and start discussions about some dollars purportedly kept in the boot,” he said.

The image maker said an investigation revealed that the gang started this crime in January.

Mr Hundeyin further said that the suspects had since been arraigned. 


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