Man arrested for defrauding admission seekers 


Stories by Ahmed Ajikobi

A 33- year -old man, Ayobami Adebayo, has been arrested by men of the Kwara State Police Command for allegedly defrauding one Lawal Abiodun of Ministry of Police Affairs and 114 others.

Adebayo and his accomplice, Adekeye Adeniyi, now at large, were said to have fraudulently collected money from his victims on the pretext of processing scholarship and amission into a Canadian university.

Pilot Crime learnt that the suspects had reportedly advertised the fake admission on radio and television to deceive further their victims.

According to police source, suspects collected varying amounts from their victims depending on the kind of programme they put in for.

“Adebayo and his accomplice collected money ranging from N190,000 to N250,000 as processing fee from the unsuspecting people seeking admission abroad.

The police source added that the suspects opened account with Skye Bank (3026018553) and Union Bank (0046357185), into which the victims paid the money.

“The case was reported at the   State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) and later transferred Criminal  Intelligence and Investigation Department at the police headquarter.

The suspect was arrested by the intelligence officers three weeks ago, while his accomplice escaped arrest.

Adebayo was said to have confessed to the crime during interrogation and is assisting the police in the hunt for the other suspect.

When contacted on the matter, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi denied knowledge of the case.


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