Police nab mastermind behind Dangote cement price slash scam

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Benjamin Ezeukwe for allegedly masterminding and fleecing hundreds of Nigerians in an elaborate cement-price-slash scam.

Spokesman for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday.

Hundeyin said that Ezeukwe was arrested on October 19, 2023 in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State following weeks of intensive investigation by officers of Area A Command of the State Command.

He disclosed that one Tecno phone, one IPhone, three SIM cards including that of 08039691980 which he used for the scam and a Toyota Avalon, were found in his possession.

” The suspect had in September, 2023 created a bogus but convincing online advert purportedly by Dangote Cement, claiming a massive price slash. Numerous unsuspecting customers fell prey to the scam, losing millions of Naira to the suspect.

“Investigation has so far revealed that the suspect had perpetrated several other similar scams. Suspect has since been arraigned”, said Hundeyin.

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