A patrol team of the Operation Burst has arrested three suspected fraudsters with bundles of fake dollars and pound sterling while they were trying to defraud a woman at Ojoo area of Ibadan.
The names of the suspects were given as Adekunle Adesina, Hassan Opeola and Sikiru Jagunmade.
This was revealed by the second-in-command of the security outfit, Elijah Bawa, a Chief Superintendent of Police, who represented the Commander, Brigadier-General Laz Ilo, while parading the suspects at the Operation Burst headquarters in Ibadan.
CSP Bawa said that the suspects admitted that their only means of livelihood was defrauding innocent people. He added that preliminary investigations revealed that two of the suspects were unrepentant fraudsters who had been known for long in Ibadan city. He stated further that they had been convicted and confined at Agodi prisons in the past, but had returned to the illicit business after regaining freedom.
Bawa also said that the third suspect’s claim that he was also a victim of the fraudsters, sounded unconvincing as he was suspected to be a member of the syndicate, disclosing that they would all be handed over to the police authorities for further investigation and prosecution.
Source: Nigerian Tribune
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