CP, Lagos State, Mr Adegoke Fayoade,

Detectives of the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), Lagos State Police Command, have arrested one Chimereze Chinedu for defrauding a citizen of Thailand of the sum of two hundred and sixteen thousand dollars.

Chimereze defrauded his victim under the pretence of selling 37 tricycles to her. He further expanded his fraudulent activity by forging letters from the State Criminal Investigative Department, Lagos showing that the police seized the tricycles and extorted N30m from the victim to secure the release of the tricycles purportedly.

The Lagos State  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police Benjamin Hundeyin, said: “The suspect was arrested on May 10, 2024, in Enugu State, following weeks of diligent investigation and technical support from the INTERPOL.

“He is currently in detention, as investigations continue to uncover details towards identifying and apprehending his accomplices. The Lagos State Police Command remains steadfast in its commitment to combating internet fraud and ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

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