Police nab two ‘wash,wash’ fraudsters in Ogun


Two members of a syndicate who specialised in duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard earned money under the pretence of washing dollars for them have been arrested by men of Ogun State police Command.

The two suspects are Chicka Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechuckwu.

The state police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the duo were arrested following a complaint by one Omeh Chidebere Ishoke.

He said, Ishoke reported at Sango Police Station that he was accosted by the suspects who lured him to their hideout at Koleosho Street, Anisere Sango Ota, where they collected the sum of N148,000 from him “under the pretence that they will change the money to dollar for him and he will make a huge profit.”

Oyeyemi said Ishoke stated further that the suspects also collected his MP3 mini speaker valued at N68,000 but no dollar was given to him at the end.

Acting on the complaint, Oyeyemi added that the Divisional Police Officer, Sango, Godwin Idehai, quickly led his men to their hideout where the two suspects were apprehended.

On interrogation, he said the suspects confessed being fraudsters who had duped many unsuspecting people using the same method.

Oyeyemi said items recovered from them include unidentified liquid substance, several fake American dollar notes and assorted charms.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police,  Edward Ajogun has ordered a massive manhunt for other members of the syndicate who are on the run.

The CP, according to Oyeyemi had also directed that the past activities of the suspects should be properly investigated with the view to bringing their nefarious activities to an end.

The CP therefore warned members of the public to beware of those who are out to swindle them.


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