Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, has arrested one Dare Yusuf and two other members of his gang, Seun and Ayo for defrauding some Lagosians.
Dare and his colleagues where apprehended for defrauding Lagosians and recently defrauding a road user around the area of Ilasa, Isolo Lagos Mainland.
While in custody, Dare confessed to the alleged crime and discribed how they (Dare, Seun and Ayo) carry out their fraudulent activities.
He said “Ayo is the ‘Catcher’, Seun is the ‘Jejeti’ while i Dare, is the ‘Sitter”.
Narrating how they operate,Dare said that the Catcher is the one who roams the streets of Lagos in search of the victims, by acting lost and trying to find his way, he engages the victim into conversation and trying to find his way, 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 N1m”.
After the catcher has chatted-up the would-be victim and has disclosed his purpose to sell the ‘Adija’, he asks 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.
“Seun appeared, Ayo then requested the victim and Seun to accompany him to the place with a promise to give each of them a sum N200,000 each for helping him. Seun took them to Yusuf’s office in Idi-Araba.
Yusuf used the Adija to produce about N2 million with some other chemicals.”
He said that they have been in the scam business for years.
Meanwhile the he Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Olarinde Famous-Cole, advised members of the public to be more vigilant and report any suspicious act to the Police Operatives.