The first group, comprising of Chinasa Sunday, 44 and Osadebe Aigbe 30, were arrested in Ikeja after several days of being under the surveillance of RRS Undercover team for defrauding a lady of the sum of N85,000.00.
Their victim, Grace Enitan, had reported at the RRS Headquarters that a syndicate of four men picked her up in a taxi and duped her of N85,000.00 while she was heading to Ikeja.
Chinasa while pleading for leniency explained that she joined the syndicate after losing his job in February, 2017. She explained that they picked up the suspect at Olowopopo Way, Ikeja, adding that her role was to monitor their victims while the scam lasted.
The second syndicate was arrested on Saturday after a failed bid to swindle a food seller of over N120,000 and dispossess her of her jewelry in Oshodi.
They were leading her away to another location when the lady regained her consciousness and called out to RRS officers stationed nearby.
The officer arrested one Sunday Atanda, 56, living at 13, Pero Street, Agege and a 58 year old Fausat Tijani, a pure water seller in Akala, Mushin, while three other members of the syndicate escaped. In his confession to the police, Atanda gave the names of other syndicate members as Kayode, Shina and Lateef.
Confirming the development, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole said that the command had been reinvigorated to make Lagos inhabitable for criminals. He added that investigation is on-going to arrest other syndicate members.