Wednesday, September 14, 2016

26-year-old undergraduate arrested for defrauding seven women via Facebook

One Ademola Adebayo, a 26-year-old undergraduate and his accomplice; 35-year-old Toheeb Fatuga, have been arrested by the Special Anti- Robbery Squad in Lagos state for allegedly defrauding seven ladies on Facebook.
Adebayo who is a 400 level student of Computer Science usually lures his victims by uploading luxurious pictures on facebook in order to attract his victims.

The Suspect later lured his victims to a hotel on the pretext that he had a business deal for them, after which, he dispossessed them of their phones and valuables.



Punch reports that Adebayo was arrest by the police after one of his victims reported the matter at the Ikeja police command.

Confessing to the crime, the suspect revealed thus: “One of the ladies I defrauded was Rita. She came to a hotel in the Oyingbo area. We had met on Facebook and I agreed to do a deal with her. She was a woman willing to have a sexual affair with me for money.

“I invited her to the hotel and asked how much she would take. She said $1,000, and I said it was okay. I collected her phone. I asked her to come for the money at a hotel in the Victoria Island area. So, she believed me and left.

“I checked the contacts on her phone and that was where I got the contacts of other ladies I defrauded. I was trying to lure another friend of hers when I was arrested. I have done it to seven ladies. I usually meet the young women on Facebook, and it is either I add them or they add me.


“I usually uploaded rich pictures on Facebook, which attracted them to me. Fetuga was the one I usually gave the valuables to sell. He sold each of the phones for N6,000.”

Fetuga, while telling his side of the story however said he never knew that the phones and valuables were stolen items.

“He came to me that he wanted to sell the phones. When I asked him where he got the phones from, he said some ladies in his school were in need of money to complete their projects and examinations.

“He had come about seven times and I gave him about N6,000 for each of the phones. We usually met at different places. He would call and say we should transact business.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said investigations were ongoing.

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