Police Arrest Man for $216k Fake Bicycles Sale

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Chimereze Chinedu for defrauding a citizen of Thailand of the sum of Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Dollars.

This was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Tuesday stating that the Detectives of the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), arrested him on May 10, 2024, in Enugu State following weeks of diligent investigation and technical support from the INTERPOL.

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

The suspect is currently in detention, as investigations continue to uncover details towards identifying and apprehending his accomplices.

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