The police in Lagos said it has arrested a 28-year-old man, Benjamin Ezeukwe for masterminding and fleecing hundreds of innocent Nigerians in an elaborate cement-price-slash scam.
Spokesman of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
SP Hundeyin said Benjamin was nabbed on October 19, 2023, in the 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.
According to him, 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, were found in his possession.
“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,” the statement reads.
“Investigation has so far revealed that the suspect had perpetrated several other similar scams. The suspect has since been arraigned.”