Man behind fake Dangote cement sales promo has been arrested by Police in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Benjamin Ezeukwe for organising a fake sales promo reducing the price of Dangote cement and defrauding Nigerians.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the state’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin on Sunday.

According to the statement, millions of Naira were lost by several customers who fell for the scam. Thus far, the investigation has shown that the suspect has committed multiple additional scams of a similar nature.

After weeks of extensive investigation by officers of Region A Command of the State Command, Benjamin was taken into custody on October 19, 2023, in the Rumuolumeni region of Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The statement partly reads “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Benjamin Ezeukwe aged 28 for masterminding and fleecing hundreds of innocent Nigerians in an elaborate cement-price-slash scam.

“Claiming a massive price slash. Numerous unsuspecting customers fell prey to the scam, losing millions of Naira to the suspect. An investigation has so far revealed that the suspect had perpetrated several other similar scams. The suspect has since been arraigned.

“Benjamin was arrested on October 19, 2023, in the Rumuolumeni area of Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State following weeks of intensive investigation by officers of Area A Command of the State Command.

“Investigations also showed that he was in possession of a few gadgets, including a Toyota Avalon, three SIM cards (of which he used 08039691980 for the scam), an iPhone, and a Tecno phone.”

Earlier in October Passionspur reported that the Management of Dangote Cement Plc has denied reports, on some online platforms that it has embarked on sales promotion and has further adjusted its prices.

The Chief Branding and Communications Officer of the Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina, described the reports as mischievous, malicious, and false adding that the Management has formally notified the law enforcement agents to track down, name, and shame the perpetrators of this devious and deceptive information.

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