Police arrest man posing as buyer to ‘rob online vendors’ in Lagos
The Lagos police command says its officers have arrested one Olumide Agboola, a 44-year-old man, for allegedly robbing online vendors in the state.
According to the police, Agboola was arrested after a series of complaints about his activities.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, in a statement on Monday, said the suspect dispossessed his last victim of an Infinix Hot 9 mobile phone, assorted fabrics, underpants and singlets worth N193,000.
Hundeyin said the suspect often poses as a genuine buyer on social media in order to rob online vendors.
“Police operatives attached to Makinde Division have arrested 44-year-old Olumide Agboola who is notorious for robbing online vendors,” the Lagos police spokesperson said.
“He was arrested following a painstaking investigation which was launched after a number of reports were received about his activities.
“Different CCTV footage at his various crime scenes have aided in the irrefutable identification of the suspect.
“In his last operation, the suspect dispossessed his victim of her Infinix Hot 9 mobile phone, as well as the assorted fabrics, underpants and singlets she came to sell, all valued at N193,000.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect’s modus operandi was to pose as a genuine buyer on social media platforms, order items and request vendors to supply the items at designated hotels, where he would then rob them.”