The police in Lagos have launched a manhunt for a Lebanese Bureau De Change (BDC) operator who allegedly absconded with a customers’ $487,700. The man, identified as Aly Sahad was said to have fled with the said amount at about 3pm on Tuesday when the owners took the money to his office. It was learnt that three men- Salisu Shuaib, Abdulsalam Isiaka and Mohammed Grima went to the police to report after waiting several hours for the suspect who told them he was going to the bank to perfect the transaction.
The complainants were said to have handed over the amount to the suspect at 5, Idowu Taylor street, Victoria Island in order to get the Naira equivalent remitted into their bank accounts. After waiting for about four hours without seeing him, the victims, it was gathered, went to the police station where an official report was lodged
Confirming the incident, the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) said efforts were intensified to track the suspect, adding that the case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti-Yaba for discreet investigation, The Nation reports.