Man Arrested For Robbing Online Vendors In Lagos


The police have arrested 44-year-old Olumide Agboola for robbing online vendors in Lagos State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the suspect’s modus operandi was to pose as a genuine buyer on social media platforms, order items, and request vendors to supply the items at designated hotels, where he would then rob them.

Hundeyin said, “Police operatives attached to the Makinde Division have arrested 44-year-old Olumide Agboola, who is notorious for robbing online vendors.

“He was arrested following a thorough investigation launched after a number of reports were received about his activities. Different CCTV footage at his various crime scenes has aided in the irrefutable identification of the suspect.

“In his last operation, the suspect dispossessed his victim of her Infinix Hot 9 mobile phone, as well as the assorted fabrics, underpants and singlets she came to sell, all valued at N193,000.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect’s modus operandi was to pose as a genuine buyer on social media platforms, order items and request vendors to supply the items at designated hotels, where he would then rob them. The investigation is ongoing to recover other stolen items from his previous operations.”


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