Four Suspects Arrested For Defrauding People In Lagos (Photos)

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at 08:20 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspects for allegedly swindling unsuspecting members of the public of various sums of money. The four suspects were picked up separately by the operatives in three incidents of fraud in Maryland, Ojodu Berger and Ajegunle between Tuesday and Thursday last week.

The suspects, Kenneth Umukoro, 36; Uba Utokcha, 41; Joseph Onuoha, 40 and Ikechukwu Okeke, 25, individually owned up to the crime when interrogated at RRS headquarters.

According to one of the victims, Ibeh Chiwenu, she was going to Ojodu Berger from Ojota when Kenneth Umukoro, driving a metallic colour Toyota Camry, 1997 model with the registration number SMK 886 DK, stopped at the bus stop to pick her.


“As he drove along, he picked another passenger on Kudirat Abiola Way. We were still on Kudirat Abiola Way when the new passenger started a conversation on something like French language with the driver… The driver now pleaded that he wanted to take the new passenger to Customs’ Office on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, where his goods were seized. It was here that their story changed and I became the subject of their manipulation in connivance with a custom agent and a pastor,” she added.

She further explained, “Under the pretext that the four of us assist the man whose goods were trapped with the custom over export duties, they brainwashed me into releasing my ATM card, led me to withdraw the last N9,000 from my account…. After this, the pastor prayed for me and told me to go home and get more money that my family kept at home.”

The victim further narrated that “All these happened last week. Today, Thursday, my husband and I were standing at the Maryland Bus Stop. I saw the same Toyota Camry with same number plate and a new driver, but beside him was the former driver that lured me into fraud, pretending to be a passenger. I alerted RRS officers stationed in Maryland and they arrested them.”

The two other suspects, Joseph Onuoha and Ikechukwu Okeke were arrested separately but in a similar circumstance on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Onuaha, confessed to interrogators that he belonged to a fraud syndicate led by one man simply identified as Toronto, adding that their leader, who is now at large, trained over 40 of them to go out daily in search of would-be victims.

“When we hit jackpot, we share it into five parts. Toronto takes two parts. Two of us in a team share two and we would share the remaining part to others…. Presently, our office in Ajegunle has been busted by the police. Toronto as I was told has relocated to somewhere in Surulere. Whenever we have issues with the police, he comes around to secure our bail,” Onuoha said.


Responding to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos, said that the police won’t relent on their duties of making the state crime free but warned members of the public to be wary of suspicious dealings.

The four suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti.


1marviz at 08:26 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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na wa o.
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EDDYPRINCE at 08:31 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Make sure they rot in jail
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gogoman at 08:42 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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EVERYTHING MUST INVOLVE PASTOR!!  NA WA OOO
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EDDYPRINCE at 08:44 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Hmmmm Abrakatabra, the more u look the less u see, Ember month don true true come, but come to think of it oh, if I talk now say all this Igbos re causing problems in this country and outside the country, giving us bad names One Idiot and half educated fellow called KSwagger will start opening his stupid mouth to defend this his criminal Biafrans brothers. In Europe,Asia, South American when u talk of drugs and 419 if u don't get an Igbo man then that story is fake. I think we better allow them to have their own stupid Biafran Republic just as they cry for coz they re of no use to us. Yeye pple
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EDDYPRINCE at 08:47 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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See their head like moulded Akpu. Lolzzzzz
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kacylee at 08:59 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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IS THAT SELLOTAPE THEY USE IN PLACE OF HANDCUFF... ABI NA RECESSION AGAIN
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diutopep at 09:18 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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LOLSSSS....
SEE HOW THEY HANDCUFFED OR CELLO TAPED THEIR HANDS TOGETHER AS IF THEY ARE WALKING DOWN THE ISLE!!!!
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diutopep at 09:26 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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I mean...
Walking dawn the aisle of Krikri where they are going to be perish!
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diutopep at 09:32 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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RRS, Una Weldon O!
The failed realize that one day monkey will go to market and e no go comeback again!
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kison at 09:49 PM, 27/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? JUST SEE UR USELESS LIFE OUTSIDE
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CHRISETTE at 12:19 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Good luck with your stay in jail
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Trueyarn at 12:29 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Ok nah Xmas don sure for una be that for White House where baba Alaye no dey tolerate nonsense.
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Trueyarn at 12:31 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 08:42 PM, 27/11/2016
EVERYTHING MUST INVOLVE PASTOR!!  NA WA OOO
Why he no go involve pastor since them know say Mumu people dey gree hear pastors word.
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Trueyarn at 12:33 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: kacylee on 08:59 PM, 27/11/2016
IS THAT SELLOTAPE THEY USE IN PLACE OF HANDCUFF... ABI NA RECESSION AGAIN
Hahahaha,my sister you don forget the new rubber handcuff?
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emma4love3 at 02:43 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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na waoo things dey happen just look at them with their faces
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419BigBoy at 05:43 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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419 small boys trying to eat...


 Grin
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james987 at 06:26 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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"When we hit jackpot" Lol
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chukkychukky at 06:52 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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imagine matured men
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Novic at 08:56 AM, 28/11/2016 (1 year ago)
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Mak then throw them inside prison jare,  useless people
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