The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have discovered a fake embassy operating inside a hotel by Chinese in Golden Point and Suite, on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, Lagos, where many innocent members of the public had been swindled, PMNEWS reports.
The Chinese: Sun Xinai, 49; Liu Honyang, 47and their Nigerian collaborators, Desmond Chinedu, 25 and Oriyomi Olawale, 47 conspired and swindled Nigerians who had planned to travel out of the country to seek a better livelihood.
After the arrest, some of their victims showed up at the RRS’s Headquarters, recounting how they were duped. According to one of the victims, Adekunle Adefuye, “I met these people (suspects, Dorcas Slyver, through one of their agents.
“She is a daughter of my brother’s pastor in Abeokuta. I told her my intentions and zeal to travel to the U.S. After a while, she told me to come to Lagos that she can procure the visa for me.
“On getting to Lagos, she took me to these Chinese where I was told that I should go to Trinidad and Tobago. They persuaded me to go to Trinidad and Tobago that it was easier to secure employment with a salary of at least $3,000”.
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“They brainwashed me into agreeing. It was at this point, I was told that I would pay N1.3m for the whole process.” He revealed that he and another person were rounded up immediately they got to Trinidad and Tobago by the country’s immigration officers for coming into the country with fake visas.
“We spent two days underground inside the Police custody before being deported.” Another victim, Rasheed Ololade, said:
“In T&T, they beat the hell out of us and starved us for the whole 2 days before fortune smiled on us.
“The Police were abusing Nigerians, calling us names. In fact, we were lucky to have been deported because that country is a junkyard for drug addicts and dealers.”
Friday Owah, another victim said that he just paid N600, 000, while a victim, Lukmon Odeyemi, a footballer by profession, also parted with N125, 000.