The Lagos State Police have arrested a 34-year-old man, Emmanuel Rowland for an alleged fraud of ‘one chance.
Rowland was arrested by police operatives from the Ipakodo Division of the command.
The command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday.
The suspect and others (at large) are accused of duping commuters who board their vehicle.
“The suspect, alongside others, while operating in a Volkswagen Jetta Saloon car, with registration number JJJ 27 DG, disguised as driver and passengers.
“They picked unsuspecting passengers, and started discussions about some money purportedly kept in their vehicle boot.”
“The suspect confessed to having started this crime in January 2022, adding that he was arrested on his sixth outing,” Mr Hundeyin said.
The spokesman said that efforts were in top gear to arrest other fleeing members of the gang and other perpetrators of such crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has directed that the case be further investigated ahead of the prosecution.