The arrest of Olumide Agboola for robbing internet sellers in the state has been officially announced by the Lagos State Police Command.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, stated in a statement on Monday that the suspect’s method of operation was to use social media to pretend to be a legitimate customer, place orders, and ask suppliers to deliver the things to specific hotels, where he would loot the guests.
He 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 painstaking investigation which was launched after a number of reports were received about his activities. Different CCTV footages at his various crime scenes have 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. Investigation is ongoing to recover other stolen items from his previous Operations.”