- Police in Ibadan have arrested an upcoming actor and university student for their involvement in fraud
- The two allegedly scammed unsuspecting traders with fake bank alerts
- The arrested actor also gave a detailed explanation about how they go about generating the fake alerts
Two young Nigerian men, Olumide Olajide and Wemimo Adeyanju, have met their waterloo after they were nabbed by police officers in Ibadan for defrauding unsuspecting traders.
According to reports by The PUNCH, Olajide, who claims to a Yoruba actor, and his accomplice, a university undergraduate, scam their victims by generating fake bank alerts after purchasing items from them.
The same media reported that the actor was arrested in the Apete area of Ibadan and was paraded alongside his accomplice at the state police command headquarters, Eleyele.
Explaining how they managed to scam their victims, Olajide opened up on a malicious system that involved requesting payment details after purchasing items from unsuspecting traders.
This was usually followed by using the information to generate their details via the USSD channel of his bank. After this, Olajide said the date and amount of old bank alerts are altered and resent to the trader expecting payment.
The individual said he managed to get away with the fraudulent act three different times before a woman who recognised him via his Whatsapp display picture raised an alarm.
He was quoted to have said:
“I did it just three times before I was arrested. After seeing the alert, they would allow me to go away with the goods paid for with the fake bank alert.
"I went to another shop and a woman recognised me through the display photograph on my WhatsApp and raised the alarm.”
Olajide’s accomplice also admitted to having witnessed him carry out the fraudulent act.
In a similar story, Legit.ng reported that IG skit maker Nwagbo Oliver Chidera aka Pankeeroy landed in trouble with the EFCC.
The skit maker was picked up on April 21 by the anti-graft agency for his alleged involvement in internet fraud.
Pankeeroy had allegedly presented himself as a Bitcoin trader and defrauded victims in the process.