Three business men lost $487,000 to a Lebanese Bureau de Change man
Lagos is a place of hustle and bustle. People often do anything to get money not caring the cost. To survive in such area you have to be as wise as a serpent and as gentle as a dove. I guess the business men in this news forgot about this. The three business men had gone a Lebanese Bureau de Change man named Aly Sayad to change their $487,000 to Naira not knowing that Aly Sayad had another plan for the dollars. Sayad’s office was located in the popular Idowu Taylor’s Street in Victoria Island and that was where they met him. He asked them to wait for him in the office while he go to the bank to transfer the Naira equivalent (which is about 137 million Naira) to their account. As at the time of filing this report they are still waiting. The Lebanese man absconded with the money. The Lagos State Police command are currently looking for him. The funny thing is that no one knows where he lives. A Police officer speaking on the matter has this to say, ‘
The three men actually met at the Lebanese man’s office where they gave him money totalling $487,700 which they wanted to change to Naira. He told them to wait for him that he would be going to the bank to deposit the dollars and transfer the naira equivalent into their bank accounts.
The three businessmen waited until banking hours were almost over. They decided to go and check him around 3PM, but they didn’t find him in the bank. After checking at other places without result, they reported the matter to the police.
Police PRO SP Dolapo Badmos confirmed the news, “We are on his trail. The unfortunate thing is that nobody knows his address. We have transferred the matter to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, for further investigation. We will surely get him,.
I hope they find the Lebanese before he leaves the country.