Ademola Adebayo, an undergraduate, was reportedly arrested by the police for defrauding some ladies he met on Facebook.
The 400-level Computer Science student would, allegedly, upload ostentatious photographs of himself to give an impression that he was affluent. Ademola’s female victims fell for the bait, after which he asked them over to a hotel. It was then the trickster would fleece his victims of their phones.
The undergraduate’s tricks were uncovered when he invited a particular lady over for arranged sex.
In his confession, Ademola said the lady demanded $1,000 for the sex, but he collected her phone and suggested their meet at another hotel on Victoria Island in Lagos.
He never showed up at the hotel, but the lady lodged a complaint with the police.
Ademola was arrested while trying to defraud another lady, whose contacts he found on his previous victim’s phone.
“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,” Ademola said to Police.
Police investigation showed Ademola didn’t act alone, leading to the arrest of his 35-year-old accomplice, Toheeb Fetuga.
The police said it was to Fetuga Ademola sold phones he collected from his victims.
In his statement, Fetuga claimed not to know the phones were stolen ones.
“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,” Fetuga stated.
By Ola Adeola