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38 yr-old Fraudster Arrested For N4.1M Fraud in Ilorin


The men of kwara State Police command has nabbed one Lawal Kabir for defrauding  Micheal Abiodun to the sum of four million, one hundred and forty three thousand, two hundred and forty (N4,143,240).

It was gathered that,the suspect, with his other accomplices now at large jointly defrauded the victims to the sum.

According to the police source, the victim reported to commissioner of police office September this year.

The source further that, Abiodun reported that in june last year he received calls from man who claimed to be a Japanese.

"He said he owned company good company ltd headquarters at 5F-KDX Nagoya Sakae building 5,3,4 Sakae Naka-ku,Nagoya Japan that his company is looking for a country representative in Nigeria.

"He said that, his company was under intensive pressure for contract of 5 years to produce advance hospital equipment.

"The acclaimed Japanese told him to get in touch with one Engr. Mustapha Usman in Standard mining and exploration company, Damaturu, Yobe State for purpose of purchasing diatomite stone need for the product."

The police source further that, " The victim hope was raised by the Japanees took the responsibility of one hundred and eighty five thousand naira for the export code.

"In the process, the victim was lured to paid the total sum of N4,143,240 to different kind of account numbers.

"The account numbers are, 0239250624 G.T. Bank Plc belonging to Sunday Olabisi Taye;0241521390 G.T Bank Plc belonging to Ejeh Elias Omoha; 3034051260 First Bank Plc belonging to Uddusung Alice Daniel;0241853758 GT bank plc belonging to Lawal Kabir Temitope ; 0241694874 GT bank Robert Etim and 30804657 First Bank belonging to Daniel Edugboke.   

"The victim pay into the above mentioned account numbers before he discovered that, he has been duped by the fraudsters."

The source added that, police swung into action, put in place intelligent operatives which later led to the arrest of the principal suspect.

"When he was taken to police headquarter for interrogation, he confessed to the crime and ownership of GT bank account number 0241853758, that it was used during the transaction with the victim.

"In the course of further investigation,the suspect confessed that he open account in different banks such as GT bank, Wema Bank, Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank and first bank respectively for fraud purpose.

"The suspect is helping the police to arrest other bearers of the accounts used in the course of transaction."

The State Police Spokesperson DSP Ajayi Okasanmi when contacted said is yet to be informed on the matter.

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