Man arrested for defrauding bureau de change operator in Lagos

1001, John Eze

One John Eze is cooling off his heels in the cell of the Nigerian police Force Zone 2 Police command Onikan Lagos for allegedly defrauding a bureau de change operator, Ismaila Ali in Ikoyi, Lagos

The 34 year old(pictured) was said to have met with his prey in January 2017 during which he exchanged the sum of $7,000 for its naira equivalent.

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Information made available reveals that both parties parted ways after Ali paid Eze #3,451.000 at the rate of #493 per dollar in a transaction that took place inside Eze’s LEXUS 470 jeep with plate number. Lagos AKD 612 DA

Ali on getting to his office on Treadsmaqueen Street Ikoyi discovered Eze gave him 74 pieces of 100 dollar notes.

Narrating his ordeal, Ali said all efforts to reach Eze proved abortive as his phone to which they had communicated earlier was switched off.

Investigations started immediately Ali reported the case to the police at the special fraud unit and later it was transferred to the X-Squad at Zone 2.

Police on investigation discovered that the address, which was used to register the vehicle did not exist. Also, the phone number used during the transaction was only used once to call one Tony, a painter based in Asaba, Delta State between December 2016 and February 2017.

The police were hot on Eze’s trail and finally arrested him at Ogba in Ojodu LCDA after they had traced Tony to Delta.

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