Two suspected fraudsters were detained by agents of the Lagos State Police Command after defrauding N690,000 from a 64-year-old woman and threatening to murder her.
According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos Police Command Spokesman, the command received a tip from a bank teller who saw that her customer appeared uneasy when attempting to withdraw N600,000 after having previously given the suspects N90,000.
Hundeyin revealed this in a tweet on his Twitter page: “On Friday, at about 3:50pm, 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. An effort is on to arrest the other gang member.” He wrote.