…..assures Adequate Security In Ember Months
By Richard Thomas Ibadan
Some members of a notorious gang of fraudsters who specialized in swindling members of the public through money doubling Ponzi Scheme were paraded by the Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Enwonwu at the State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele in Ibadan, for defrauding some people to the tune of N2.5million.
The fraudsters who operated on the name and style, Noble City Global Concept, Oyejobi Kola, Adisa Olayinka, Rildwan Adebayo, Damola Ademuyiwa, Dada Adisa, Romoke Oladipupo, Adegbola Eniola and Damilola Adejumo were arrested in Badagry area of Lagos State where they relocated to start another office to swindle other members of the public.
The notorious gang were said to have fled from Igboho, Orelope Local Government in Oyo State to Badagry after committing the crime in which they swindled their unsuspecting victims to the tune of N2.7million.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Joe Enwonwu said they were arrested by a team of SARS operatives who swung into action after discreet investigations and were paraded with the cash sum of the exhibit of N205,000.
Other notorious gangs paraded at the command included a kingpin of a notorious gang who specialized in snatching exotic cars from members of the public, armed robbers cum kidnappers, and few others.
Relating his experience with journalists, one of the victims of the money doubling Ponzi Scheme, Ashiru Sharafadeen said he turned in N29,000 for the business with the hope of getting double of his money according to the fraudsters but was shocked when they disappeared.
Another victim, Nurudeen Rukayat said: “In my group, we gave N500,000 to these fraudsters, shockingly, we later discovered that they have relocated to another place. We thank the Police Commissioner for arresting and parading them. We now have hope of getting back our money.
Meanwhile, the Police boss said the command would continue to intensify efforts at ensuring that crimes and criminal activities are reduced to the barest minimum in the state.
“We are making necessary efforts to ensure people in the state sleep with their eyes closed, especially in this ’ember’ months, and we are not resting on our oars to ensure the people leave in peace.”
The Police Commissioner said the suspects would soon be charged to court in order to serve as a deterrent to others who are still at large that the long arms of the law will soon catch up with them.