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FCID Probes Prince, 2 Others Over Alleged $38,200 Fraud

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The Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon Annexe, Lagos, is investigating a prince and two others (names withheld) for alleged $38,200 (about N22.5 million) fraud.

The spokesman for the department in Lagos State, CSP Oluniyi Ogundeyi, made the disclosure on Tuesday.

“The said suspect (prince) was arrested because he introduced the actual suspect who is out of the country.

“The said suspect (prince) has been released while the investigation continues,” Ogundeyi said.

The sum belongs to a man who wanted it to be changed to the Naira equivalent.

It was gathered that changing the money to Naira equivalent was discussed at a traditional ruler’s palace in Lagos, where the prince introduced his friend residing in New York, U.S. and another person to the man who wanted to change the dollars.

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New York resident was introduced to a royal father by the prince some years back and he became a regular caller to the palace whenever he was in the country.

It was during one of the visits that changing of $38, 200  to Naira was mentioned and he quickly said he was into such a deal.

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A New York resident sent his bank account details where a bank draft of $38, 200 was paid and he acknowledged receipt.

An Abuja-based currency buyer would need the dollars to purchase cars.

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However, the transaction took a twisted dimension after the owner of the money waited for two weeks with no sign of the naira equivalent insight.

It was gathered that the New York resident was contacted and he admitted receiving the money but said that the sum was clearing in tranches.

The royal father was infuriated because it was at his palace the introduction was made and the deal sealed.

He, thus, petitioned the police about the matter.

New York resident later spoke with the royal father and paid N4.9 million to the alleged victim.

“The arrest and detention of the prince and his friend followed a strong-worded petition to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), FCID Annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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“The letter was jointly signed by the royal father and one Alhaja, a property company CEO, alleging that the prince conspired with a suspect living in New York to defraud one Tony, who was introduced to the suspect in his palace,” the source said.

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