Ogun State Police parades seven suspects over fraud
Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun paraded seven suspects connected to a fraudulent activity on Thursday, October 8.
The seven fraudsters identified as Abeeb Sanni, Adewunmi Olanrewaju (phone dealer), Adeosun Olatomiwa, Titilayo Morakinyo, Mayowa Morankiyo, Busayo Adeoti, and Esther Oshin allegedly withdraw N1.5 million belonging to butchers operating at the Abiola Way abattoir in Abeokuta.
According to Ajogun, the butchers who couldn’t operate a corporate account due to their illiteracy kept it in one Miss Gbemisola Ajimoh’s bank account. The lady was also responsible for managing their funds and transferring money to cow dealers.
“The smooth relationship between Gbemisola and the butchers went awry when she carelessly entrusted her ATM card to Esther Oshin, her friend, who used the opportunity to access the account and found out that it is home to millions of naira,” Ajogun said per Vanguard.
“Esther then sought the services of internet fraudsters who broke into the account after obtaining data of the ATM and siphoned N1.5m out of it to purchase expensive handsets from an online mall to avoid the money being traced to them.
“They later took the handsets to the Computer Village, Ikeja, where they sold them at a cheaper price to a phone dealer, Adewunmi Olanrewaju (alleged receiver) but they were all arrested one after the other at different times by detectives when Gbemisola complained at the Adatan Police station that her account had been hacked and money moved out of it fraudulently.”
The Commissioner of Police disclosed that the criminals have confessed to their crimes with each of them explaining his or her conspiratorial role. They have also refunded N1.2m out of the N1.5 million stolen from Gbemisola’s bank account.
“The amount recovered will be withdrawn and treated as exhibit. This is a hurried restitution that will not prevent the suspects from being prosecuted for offences they have committed, including the unwarranted attack on police detectives who went to the Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos to effect the arrest of Adewunmi Olanrewaju.
“Having earlier arrested other accomplices, the police, however, visited the Computer Village on Monday 5th October 2020 for the purpose of inviting and interrogating Adewunmi for receiving the goods, but in the process, raised an alarm, mobilized hoodlums that attacked the operatives and consequently injured one of the detectives.”