The Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) has arrested a 29-year-old Lebanese for allegedly defrauding some Nigerians of millions in local and foreign currencies.
The police said in Lagos on Friday that the Lebanese had swindled some unsuspecting Nigerians using foreign bank accounts.
Ngozi Isintumen, the SFU spokesperson, said that the suspect was arrested, following a petition by a businessman.
“The suspect, who claimed to be a forex trader, specialises in defrauding innocent Nigerians of local and foreign currencies through some international bank account numbers.
“On April 24, the Commissioner of Police (SFU), Tunde Ogunsakin, received a petition from a businessman on the fraud committed by his America-based business partner (the Lebanese),” he said.
Mrs. Isintumen said the petitioner allegedly paid $80,000 into the suspect’s account on March 29 for the purchase of some trucks which he failed to provide.
He said investigations were still in progress, adding that the suspect would be charged to court soon.