Serial Fraudster In EFCC Custody Dupes Director’s Friend Of N9mn From Prison
Posted On Feb 15, 2017
A suspected serial fraudster, Adeolu Adeyanju who is currently under the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has duped the friend of a Director at the Petroleum Products and Marketing Company, PPMC of the sum of N9million despite being in prison.
A statement by the Head Media & Publicity of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said Adeyanju’s fraudulent activities which he has used in defrauding unsuspecting individuals in spite of being behind bars came to the fore after the Director’s friend petitioned the EFCC accusing Adeyanju of conning him into paying him N9 million.
His modus operandi according to the Uwujaren was to clone the telephone number of the director, using same to instruct the petitioner to “make a payment for 50 trucks of petroleum products to Detwinx Global Services Limited”, which he did.
But on the receipt of the money, Adeyanju found a way to get N7.4 million transferred to a bureau de change operator, who converted same to its dollar equivalent, while keeping N1.5 million in his personal account.
The EFCC said it is currently intensifying investigations into the shady activities of the serial fraudster and would be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.
The suspect is said to have several aliases with which he uses to defraud people, and at the moment also has cases pending before the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigeria Police.