The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have discovered a fake embassy operating inside a hotel, Golden Point and Suite, on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, Lagos, where many innocent members of the public had been swindled, PMNEWS reports.
The Chinese: Liu Honyang, 47, Sun Xinai, 49; and their Nigerian collaborators, Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25, conspired and swindled Nigerians who had planned to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures.
After the arrest, some of their victims showed up at the RRS’s Headquarters, recounting how they were duped. According to one of the victims, Adekunle Adefuye, “I met these people (suspects) through one of their agents, Dorcas Slyver.
She is a daughter to my brother’s pastor in Abeokuta. I told her my intentions and zeal to travel to U.S.A. After a while, she told me to come to Lagos that she can procure the visa for me.
On getting to Lagos, she took me to these Chinese where I was told that I should go to Trinidad and Tobago. They persuaded me to go to Trinidad and Tobago that it was easier to secure employment with at least $3,000 as salary.
They brainwashed me into agreeing. It was at this point, I was told that I would pay N1.3m for the whole process.” He revealed that he and another person were rounded up immediately they got to Trinidad and Tobago by the country’s immigration officers for coming into the country with fake visas.
We spent two days underground inside the Police custody before being deported.” Another victim, Rasheed Ololade, said: “In T&T, they beat the hell out of us and starved us for the whole two days before fortune smiled on us.
The Police were abusing Nigerians, calling us names. In fact, we were lucky to have been deported because that country is a junkyard for drug addicts and dealers.” Another victim, Friday Owah, said that he just paid N600,000, while a victim, Lukmon Odeyemi, a footballer by profession, also parted with N125k.