EFCC Arrest Fraudulent ‘Investor’ for Alleged $154,146 Fraud

… Places inmate perpetrating fraud from prison under watch 
The
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 9, 2017
arrested one Benjamin Aduli for offences bordering on criminal breach of
trust and obtaining by false pretence.
Operatives
of the EFCC got wind of his nefarious activities through a petition by
one of his victims. According to the petitioner, Aduli claimed that he
could “help source for a loan facility of $30 million in Dubai” that
would be used to finance Fleet farms, a company belonging to the
petitioner.
Having
convinced the potential investor of the “good deal”, he demanded for a
contributory fee of $154,146 which he claimed would be remitted to ABA
investment LLC in Dubai as “a condition for accessing the loan”.
Not
sensing any foul play, the petitioner paid the said sum to a Micro
Finance Bank on the instruction of Aduli, for onward remittance as
promised.
However, since payment was made, no loan was provided for the petitioner, while the money was never returned. 
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are elapsed.
Meanwhile,
the EFCC is currently intensifying investigations into the shady
activities of a serial fraudster, Adeolu Adeyanju, who in spite of being
behind bars is still defrauding unsuspecting individuals. 
His
fraudulent activities out of the prison yard, came to the fore after a
complainant, a friend to a director at the Petroleum Products and
Marketing Company, PPMC, petitioned the EFCC that Adeyanju conned him
into paying him N9 million. 
His modus operandi
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
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. He would be
arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.
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