Lagos Police arrest mastermind behind Dangote price slash scam
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By Anthony Maliki, Abuja
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 28-year old man, one Benjamin Ezeukwe, for masterminding and fleecing hundreds of innocent Nigerians in an elaborate cement-price-slash scam.
Benjamin was arrested on October 19, 2023 in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following weeks of intensive investigation by officers of Area A Command of the State Command.
This was contained in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Sunday.
Found in his possession were one Tecno phone, one IPhone, three SIM cards including that of 08039691980 which he used for the scam and a Toyota Avalon, which investigation revealed to be a proceed of his crime.
The suspect had in September, 2023 created a bogus but convincing online advert purportedly by Dangote Cement, claiming a massive price slash.
Numerous unsuspecting customers fell prey to the scam, losing millions of Naira to the suspect.
Investigation has so far revealed that the suspect had perpetrated several other similar scams. The suspect has since been arraigned.