Two men have been arrested by the police in Ogun state in connection to an alleged fake dollar fraud in the Ota area of the state.
The suspects identified as Chika Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechuckwu were apprehended following a complaint lodged by one Omeh Chidebere Ishoke at Sango police station.
Omeh Chidebere Ishoke revealed how he was lured by the suspects who collected the sum of N148,000 from him under the pretense of changing the money to the dollar, for him to make a huge profit.
Ogun Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi speaking on the crime said;
“The duo are members of a syndicate who specialized in duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money under the pretence of ‘washing’ dollars for them.
“He stated further that the suspects also collected his MP3 mini speaker, valued at N68,000, but no dollar was given to him at the end.
“Upon the report, the DPO of Sango Police Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly led his men to their hideout where the two suspects were apprehended.
“On interrogation, they confessed being fraudsters, who have duped many unsuspecting people using the same method.”
An unidentified liquid substance, several fake American dollars, and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects and a manhunt has been launched to apprehend other members of the syndicate who are on the run.