October 26, 2016

Notorious Criminal nabbed for producing Fake Dollars in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old grandpa, Highsent Nwogu, for allegedly producing dollars worth N3m and defrauding residents in Ogba area of Lagos.

Nwogu, a father of 5 children and grandfather of three, confessed that he ventured into the 'washing' of fake dollars to make ends meet.

According to Punch, Mr Nwogu, who hails from the Umuahia-South area of Abia state, used a rented apartment on Abimbola Street, College Road, Ogba, for illegal production of the dollars.

It was learnt that he would ask his victims to buy some goods from overseas, and thereafter offered to get dollars for them to pay for the goods. The suspect allegedly gave his victims the fake dollars.

It was gathered that a victim of the suspect, identified as Hellen Olajide, who was defrauded of about N1.95m, reported the matter at the Area G Command, Ogba, and Nwogu was arrested.

The police said fake dollars worth N3m, chemicals and water drums allegedly used by the suspect were recovered from his apartment.

Speaking with The Punch, the Mr Nwogu said he began the business four years ago. He admitted that he defrauded the lady of N1m, adding that he had refunded N400,000.

Nwogu said, “I used a room in my house to wash the dollars. My wife and children were not aware until the police arrested me.

“My clients did not suspect anything. I started currency production about four years ago. I have been arrested by the police on two occasions. This is the third time. I learnt how to produce the money in Iyana Ipaja area.

“It was in August that I met Hellen (Olajide). When she found out that I had defrauded her of over N1m, she threatened to call the police, but I assured her that I would refund the money. She later called the police to arrest me.

“I want the government to forgive me. I collected N10,000 from my first victim, N30,000 from my second victim and N50,000 from another. I have three persons working with me; I used the money to solve my family problems.”

The victim, Hellen Olajide, said she paid the money in three instalments after Mr. Nwogu and his accomplices had hypnotised her to pay for the goods.

She said, “I was returning from work on that day, when three men accosted me and said I should follow them to a place to transact business. They said they were into importation and exportation of goods such as computer sets and Brazilian hair.

I am sure they used some charms because it was after paying money the third time into a bank account I was given that my senses came back.

“It was after a month that I cried to the police for help. I want the syndicate to return my money, which is N1,992,000.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the suspect be charged to court.

5 comments:

Hassan Aderemi said...

He claimed to have escaped jail term after his first & second arrest, but this time around, I doubt if he would escape jail term.

Olamide Ayo said...

Gush,Olu famous this man should not be pardoned he stole my 100k too,life and direct him and his accomplices duped me.They should never be pardoned.I was a victim life and direct he runs a cab business too.He will perish.

Olamide Ayo said...

Gush,Olufamous this guy should not be pardoned he should die in prison he and his accomplices duped me off my 100k,he runs a cab business too on Maryland Ikeja Axis.He is a chronic thief they have made lot of people cry.He should rot in jail.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Hahahahaha...... This is serious

Anonymous said...

Criminal mind