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Fake embassy discovered in Lagos, scores of Nigerians duped

12 December 2016, 10:49

Lagos - The Police have discovered a fake embassy operating in Lagos State.

The fake embassy is operated in the Ejigbo area of the state by two Chinese, reports Premium Times.

Policemen attached to the Rapid Respond Squad (RRS swooped on them during the raid on their office situated inside a hotel, Golden Point and Suite, on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo

The Chinese: Liu Honyang, 47, Sun Xinai, 49; and their Nigerian collaborators, Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25,  were alleged conspired and swindled Nigerians who had planned  to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures.

It was gathered that the operatives acted on the intelligence reports received from members of the public about the illicit act of these Chinese using Nigeria citizens as cover.

The Policemen lodged in the hotel for two days monitoring their activities before eventual arrest.

Items recovered from the suspects during the raid include 25 international passports, 10 laptops, screw driver, five phones and paper documents.

While confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer of Lagos State, Superintendent of Police, Dolapo Badmus, said the police are on the hunt for all their agents and collaborators.

After the arrest, some of their victims according to Leadership showed up at the RRS’s Headquarters, recounting how they were duped respectively, hence their deportation from Trinidad and Tobago.

The police said the suspects have since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

- News 24

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