How a vendor escaped N44,000 recharge card scam

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A middle-aged man, yesterday, met his waterloo while attempting to steal recharge cards worth N44,000 from a female vendor at a complex around Bode Thomas area of Lagos State.

The suspect was apprehended, beaten up and taken to the police station.

According to an eyewitness, Temitope Ajayi: “The suspect, who was well dressed, told the young lady selling recharge cards that he owned an office in the complex and one of the parked Sport Utility Vehicles.

“He took all the lady’s recharge cards and asked her to sit somewhere in the compound to calculate the total cost, while he informs his Secretary to bring her the money.

“After pretending to climb the stairs into the building, the suspect returned and told the young lady that her money is on the way, she should wait for his Secretary.â€￾

“Unknown to him, the vendor was watching. The suspect quickly got to the gate, jumped into a tricycle (Keke Napep) but was grabbed by the observant vendor, who pulled him off the Keke and raised the alarm.

“He was then given a light beating and has since been handed over to the Bode Thomas Police Unit.â€￾

“He was then given a light beating and has since been handed over to the Bode Thomas Police Unit.â€￾

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said she would get back to us, but had not done so at press time.

Source: VANGUARD