The suspect who specialied in collecting huge sums of money from would-be customers for tiling jobs, only to lie to them that he was being detained by the police, was arrested by a team of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Daisi who said he relied on the trick to get money with which he would build his own tile workshop and buy important tiling tools, made his confessions at the police headquarters, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday after he was brought in by the team commander of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Salmon .A. Opukeme, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), from the Onilekere FSARS Station in Cement area of Lagos State.
The teenage fraudster who faked his SARS arrest, ran out of luck after playing the trick on a customer identified as Waliu Ogundele. Following the story that Daisi told him about the police, Waliu was said to have gone to the FSARS station at Onilekere with him to demand why he was arrested by FSARS operatives who also collected the money he gave him for tiles.
However the suspect couldn’t say anything after the station officer asked when he was detained and the offence he committed, to warrant his arrest and detention for three days. And when the station officer went through the station’s crime register, he could not find Daisi’s name in it. The policeman then turned to Ogundele and told him that Daisi was never arrested not to talk of being detained.
Daisi who reportedly confessed and gave reasons why he made false allegation against FSARS operatives, said;
“I am sorry I lied. I wanted to use the N5,000 and N600 he (Ogundele) gave me to solve personal problems. I wanted to buy tile tools and had been looking for money. I thought that if I lied to him that FSARS men arrested me and collected the money, he would be afraid and forget about it.”
“I was not sponsored by anybody. I wanted my master to be afraid and forget about the money. I went to learn tile work after passing out from senior secondary school, as I could not secure a job.”