POLICE NAB TWO FRAUDSTERS DEFRAUDING A WOMAN FOLLOWING TIP BY A VIGILANT BANKER
Lagos: Operatives of the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command have apprehended two fraudsters inside a bank premises (name withheld) in the Ogudu area of Lagos on Friday.
In a statement issued on his Twitter account, SP Ben Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State explained that the fraudsters were waiting for the woman inside the bank premises while she went into the banking hall to withdraw the amount they requested from her, after threatening her with death.
“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.”