In Lagos Police arrest 2 Chinese men for running fake embassy

The arrests were made following complaints from people who fell victim to their fraudulent activities.

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Two Chinese men, Liu Honyang, 47, Sun Xinai, 49, alongside Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25, have been arrested by the police in Lagos for running a fake embassy.

The arrest was made following complaints from people who claim to have been defrauded by the group of men.

According to Punch News, the embassy is located at Golden Point and Suite on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, Lagos, where Trinidad and Tobago visas are issued.

Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), who made the arrest reportedly lodged at the hotel where activities of the fraudsters were monitored.

Narrating his experience to reporters, Adekunle Adefuye, who is one of the victims said he discovered the embassy through Dorcas Slyver, one of the agents of the scam.

“I told her about my intention and zeal to travel to the United States. She told me to come to Lagos that she could procure the American visa for me.

“On getting to Lagos, she took me to the Chinese and I was advised to travel to Trinidad and Tobago. They said I would secure employment with at least $3,000 salary.

“I paid a total sum of N1.3m in installment for the process, including visa processing and flight fare.”

“I was arrested immediately I got to Trinidad and Tobago on October 19, 2016, by the country’s immigration officers for coming into the country with a fake visa.

“I was arrested with another Nigerian. We spent two days with the police.

"They treated us like criminals trying to enter the country illegally. We were deported on October 22, 2016, and arrived in Nigeria the following day," he said.

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The RRS officers were able to confirm that the embassy was fake following an interaction with the original Trinidad and Tobago embassy in Nigeria.

SP Dolapo Badmos, the Police Public Relations Officer disclosed that the police is on a hunt for other members of the fake embassy.

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