The Osun state police command has arrested a suspected Nigerian Fraudster Femi Agbolade for pretending to a relationship-seeking American male citizen as a woman and duping him of 80,000 dollars.
Parading Agbolade among other suspects on Monday, the state Commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye, said that the suspect pretended to be a woman and was using a female picture to deceive his victim on social media while the alleged fraud lasted.
Adeoye explained that the suspect was arrested after a tip off by a Nigerian, urging other citizens to always release any useful information that could help in ridding the state of criminal activities.
He decried the rate at which young people now engage in internet fraud and noted that it showed that the youths were not ready to work again but only seeking quick means to get rich.
The police boss also explained that because of the increased rate of cultism in the state, the police had organised an anti-cultism special squad, which would work to reduce the rate of cultism.
Speaking with our correspondent, the suspect denied collecting 80,000 dollars from the victim, claiming, “I only collected 43,000 dollars.”
According to the suspect, he had been in the illegal business since 2015.
Meanwhile, others suspects paraded included a gang of three led by a 23-year-old Shefiu Olayinka, who specialised in buying stolen motorcycles and reselling them.
Twelve motorcycles were recovered from his gang .
Another was the gang who had been on the wanted list of the Police. The CP said the gang had been terrorising the people of Ede and had been involved in series of kidnapping and murders.
He however stated that when investigation is completed on the suspects, they will all be charged to court.