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Idi Araba suspected serial scammer lands in RRS net


The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a member of suspected money scammers.The suspect, Dare Yusuf, 31-year-old, who resides at No.1, Abayomi Jones, Oke-Ilube Ikotun Lagos, was arrested after allegedly tricking a road user into buying a substance claimed to be capable of doubling any cash by applying one ‘Adija’ to the money given.

The suspect in connivance with two others still at large, who allegedly specialise in defrauding innocent Lagosians of their hard- earned money, tricked a road-user, who did not want his name on print around Ilasa in Isolo area of Lagos State.

The trio namely: Seun, Ayo and Dare allegedly use different tricks to rid unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables and immediately, desert the scene without any trace.


Dare, while speaking with RRS decoy team, confessed the role each members of the group play, their intrigues and how they usually share the loot afterwards, saying “ Ayo is the ‘Catcher’, Seun is the ‘Jejeti’ while he Dare is the ‘Sitter’.

He disclosed that, the Catcher is the one who roams streets in Lagos for the victim. The Catcher approaches road users to inquest about a location he is going to and systematically tells the road user he didn’t get the description of the place and it’s important for him to get to the place because he is going there to sell one ‘Adija’ worth between N800, 000 to N1millon.”

After the catcher has chatted up the would-be victim and has disclosed his purpose to sell the ‘Adija’, he would then ask to be directed to the location. This is the point the ‘Jejeti’ comes into their discussion showing more knowledge of directing the Catcher to where he claims to be going, but not for free as he will further tell the Catcher to settle him and the stranger.

The Catcher then asks the would-be victim to accompany him to the point of sale of the ‘Adija’ and promises to give him and the ‘Jejeti’ a sum N200, 000 each for helping him to the location.

Unfortunately for the stranger, he is the victim here. Both the Catcher and the Jejeti work together to defraud whoever falls into their trap. The Jejeti then takes both the stranger and the catcher to a customised office in Idi-Araba where the other team player, that is the ‘Sitter’ has been planted to complement the fraudulent efforts of his teammates.

Dare, who is the ‘Sitter’ then collects the Adija from Ayo, who has been playing the role of the Catcher and tells him he will buy it for N900, 000 and that the Adija will help produce about N2million if he can get some chemical to add to it..

The suspect has been transferred to the Police State CID for further investigations.Commenting on the development, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous Cole, advised members of the public to be more vigilant and report any suspicious act to the police.

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