The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos have arrested two musicians for alleged fraud.
The suspects who were identified as Michael Chinonso, aged 25, an Afro hip-hop singer, and Victory Chimelu, aged 22, a pianist, were arrested last Wednesday with five other suspects at their 4, Modupe Young Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos residence by a decoy team of RRS.
The duo was said to have ordered on April 10 ordered pay-on-delivery, an iPhone 11 Pro Max valued at N450,000 on an online platform, Jiji.com from their service charge apartment in Ajah. On receipt of the consignment from a delivery man identified as Anifowoshe Itunu, Chimelu allegedly generated a fake alert to the rider first and later, with the alleged connivance of Chinonso, escaped from the apartment after they had tied down the despatch rider with a bottle of beer.
RRS disclosed that the suspects later sold the iPhone 11 Pro Max for N350,000 and the money transferred to Chinoso’s bank account.
They both confessed to the crime after they were arrested, stating that this was the third time they sold iPhone 11 Pro Max during the COVID–19 lockdown.
The suspects have been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigations and prosecution.