At least three fruadsters have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command in Opebi, Ikeja, on Saturday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development in a statement released on Saturday.
Accoridng to the police spokesman, the suspects disguised as driver and passengers to defraud their unsuspecting members.
"Officers of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public while disguising as driver and passengers.
"The trio were intercepted by operatives of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC), in Opebi, Ikeja following a tip-off and handed over to the RRS.
"Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspects: Dele Olawale ‘m’ aged 52, Remi Ogunleye ‘m’ aged 45 and Kole Akintunjoye ‘m’ aged 40 reside in Ogun State but resume in Lagos daily to prey on unsuspecting passengers.
"The gang, operating in a Volkswagen Golf, with registration number KRD 998 DE act like total strangers to one another to disarm their victim. They carry out their nefarious activities mostly in Lagos Island, Lekki and Ikoyi.
"The Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has since transferred the case to the State Headquarters for further investigations," he said.