The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old man, Highsent Nwogu, for allegedly producing dollars worth N3m and defrauding residents of the Ogba area. Nwogu, a father of five children and grandfather of three, told Punch Metro that he ventured into the “washing” of fake dollars to make ends meet.
Punch Metro learnt that Nwogu 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.
Punch learnt that Nwogu, who hails from the Umuahia-South Local Government Area of Abia State, used a rented apartment on Abimbola Street, College Road, Ogba, for illegal production of the 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 thereafter arrested.
The police said fake dollars worth N3m, chemicals and water drums allegedly used by the suspect were recovered from his apartment.