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Two musicians arrested in Lagos on suspicion of fraud

Operatives of the rapid response unit (RRS) of Lagos have arrested two musicians on suspicion of fraud.

Michael Chinonso, 25, an Afro-hip-hop singer, and victory Chimelu, 22, a pianist, were arrested last Wednesday along with five other suspects at their 4 estate, Modupe Young Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos residence by the RRS bait team.

The Duo, as the nation learned, ordered pay-on-delivery, an iPhone 11 Pro Max worth n450,000 on an online platform on April 10, Jiji.com a fee is charged from their service apartment in Ajah.

After receiving a package from the courier Anifovoshe Itunu, Chimelu allegedly first issued a false warning to the rider, and then, allegedly with the connivance of Chinonso, escaped from the apartment after they tied the rider with a bottle of beer.

RRS reported that the suspects later sold the iPhone 11 Pro Max for N350, 000, and the money was transferred to a Chinoso Bank account.

The drama occurred during their arrest last week, when the Duo jumped from the first floor of their apartment to the ground naked after seeing the police.

After they were arrested, the Duo admitted that the crime was committed for the third time when they sold an iPhone 11 Pro Max while blocking COVID-19.

The suspects were transferred to the special anti-robbery unit (SARS) for further investigation and prosecution.

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