Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, weekend arrested two Chinese men for operating a fake embassy in Lagos.
The team led by RRS Commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, also arrested two Nigerian collaborators.
The operatives clamped down on the fake embassy after many members of the public were swindled of huge sums of money. The fake embassy is situated inside a hotel, Golden Point and Suite, on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo.
Those arrested were identified as 47-year-old Liu Honyang and 49-year-old, Sun Xinai (both Chinese) and their Nigerian collaborators, 47-year-old Oriyomi Olawale and 25-year-old Desmond Chinedu.
After the arrest, some of their victims showed up at the RRS’s headquarters, recounting how they were duped respectively, hence their deportation from Trinidad and Tobago.
One of the victims, Adekunle Adefuye, said, “I met these people through one of their agents, Dorcas Slyver. She is a daughter to my brother’s pastor in Abeokuta. I told her my intentions to travel to United States of America. Then she told me to come to Lagos that she could procure the American 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 at least 3,000 dollars as salary.
“Initially, I insisted that I preferred America. But they brainwashed me into agreeing to go to Trinidad and Tobago. It was at this point I was told that I would pay N1.3 million for the whole process, including visa processing and flight fare. The payment was made in instalment. N376,000 for Visa, ticket N850,000, accommodation N39,000 and Visa Fee N33,000, which I obliged and paid all the monies into Dorcas’ GTB Accounts: 0130671906.”
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 and then deported back to Nigeria after a 48-hour detention.