EFCC arrests man for alleged $10,000 fraud

By AdvocateNews on 29/04/2021

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The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Adeshina Lukman for an alleged case of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing to the tune of $10,000.

Adeshina was arrested on April 14, 2021 in the Ipaja/Ayobo area of Lagos, following a complaint received by the Commission from one Isa Abdulhamid Mohammed.

According to him, upon receipt of the money paid by one Thomas Joyner in the United States of America into the Dollar account, he made a transfer of N3.5 million, being the Naira equivalent of the Dollar, into Isa’s account in a new generation bank.

He, however, said the said sum of $10,000 was reversed from the Wells Fargo account by the bank on the grounds that the transaction was unauthorised and fraudulent.

Investigations revealed that Isa allegedly made those transactions on behalf of the suspect, who confessed to being involved in scamming unsuspecting victims and defrauding them of huge sums of money.

Isa further claimed that he had approached the complainant based on a call he received from one Muttaka Idris to help him provide an account details in the US, where Dollars could be paid into.

Idris, when apprehended by the EFCC, also claimed that when he received the Wells Fargo account details, he gave it to one Jamil Na-Allah, who had called to also ask him for it.

In his statement, Na-Allah, also a BDC operator, revealed that he got a call from the suspect, who informed him that he wanted to sell $10,000 and asked for a US account, where the money would be paid into.

Na-Allah further claimed that upon the payment of the money into the account, the sum of N3 million was paid into his (Na-Allah) account, out of which he transferred N2.73 million into the suspect’s account after he had taken his share and that of Idris from it.

He also claimed that all efforts to retrieve the money from the suspect, after he had been informed that the money was reversed from the bank, proved abortive.

The suspects will soon be charged to court, the EFCC said.

Posted 29/04/2021 07:06:56 AM


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