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AYOBO-IPAJA LCDA: Police arrest two in Ipaja for fraud, rape

The suspects confessed to have defrauded the victim and collected her valuables as well as engaging her in sex before they allowed her to go.
The suspects
The suspects

THE Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects in the Ipaja Community of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, who specialise in defrauding women and engaging them in sex after obtaining their valuables under false pretence,

Media reports have it that the suspects, Rotimi Fisher and Sherif Adebayo, were arrested by the Police intelligence team at the Ipaja Division led by the DPO, CSP Tokunbo Aboniwonda after they defrauded a 23-year lady (name withheld).

They reportedly engaged the lady in sex and thereafter collected her gold necklace, money, and other valuables under the false pretence of assisting her to make more money.

According to the lady, the first suspect, Fisher, accosted her in the Ipaja area of Alimosho LGA and claimed to be a foreigner who came to Nigeria with some goods to sell but lost his contact when he arrived in Nigeria.

The victim fell into his trap after Fisher said that he needed assistance to change some foreign currencies he had with him since he was unable to trace his contact in Lagos. And from there, her problem began as she tried to assist.

The suspect then lured the victim and took her to the Mayeigba area of Ipaja, where they met the second suspect, Adebayo, who started giving her false prophecy and in the process ordered her to sleep with Fisher by instilling fear into her.

Thereafter, they obtained her gold necklace and the cash she had on her. They also compelled her to transfer money to them under the false pretence of helping her become richer before she later realised that they were scammers.

The victim later went to the Police and reported what happened to her. The Police trailed, arrested, and detained the suspects at the station for interrogation over their conduct.

According to Police sources, they actually confessed to having defrauded the victim and collected her valuables as well as engaging her in sex before they allowed her to go.

The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer,  SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who stated that the suspects were in Police custody undergoing interrogation over the dastardly act, adding that they will be charged before the Court for the criminal offence they committed but that will be after the conclusion of investigations by the Police.

(PM Express)