A member of the Nationwide Youth Service Corps, Azeez Bakare, has accused a 400-level Pc Science undergraduate of the College of Lagos, Eric Idowu, of absconding with telephones valued at N1m, after allegedly buying the merchandise with a faux financial institution alert.
Idowu had on Thursday, August 2, 2018, allegedly used a faux title, Leonard Adegoke, to order for the objects from Bakare.
Bakare, 22, mentioned Idowu had remained elusive because the objects have been delivered to him at his home.
He mentioned, “Other than being a corps member, I run a cell phone enterprise. On Thursday, August 2, round four.30pm, I obtained a name from a buyer, who recognized himself as Leonard Adeleke. He ordered for 3 used iPhone eight Plus and one model new iPhone X. The tackle he gave me was no 20, College Street, Abule-Oja, Yaba, Lagos. I went there to ship the products round 7pm the identical day.
“Once I obtained there, I adopted him to the entrance of his room the place he checked the telephones to see in the event that they have been working completely. After he was satisfied, he collected the telephones and requested for my account quantity, which I offered. A minute later, he confirmed me a debit alert on his cellphone and mentioned the cash had been transferred into my account.
“Each of us waited for me to obtain the alert on my cellphone. Whereas ready, he mentioned he needed to go downstairs to activate his generator. That was the final time I noticed him as he ran away. Once I searched round and couldn’t discover him. I known as his phone quantity, however it was switched off.”
Bakare, who mentioned he had petitioned the Sabo Police Station on the incident, famous that one Adeleke Adegoke who lived in the home had been arrested.
“Later, I used the True Caller app on my cellphone to dial the quantity Leonard Adegoke utilized in putting his order. The app revealed his image and actual title as Eric Idowu.
“I confirmed Adeleke, who recognised Idowu from the image. Adeleke mentioned Idowu used to stick with the owner’s son however had disappeared,” he added.
Bakare mentioned it was after Adeleke had known as the owner’s son on the station that the police obtained an in depth data on Idowu, who was mentioned to be an undergraduate on the College of Lagos.
“I additionally went to the Pc Village in Ikeja to satisfy with officers of the cellphone firm as a result of they’d reported the case to SARS. I later wrote that the case ought to be transferred from the Sabo Police Station to SARS.
“I’ve knowledgeable my dad and mom about this case. Until now, I’ve not paid for the telephones, which I obtained on credit score from a cellphone firm, CSE Telephones. I need the police to assist me get Idowu. I need my items again or my cash and the additional value I’ve spent to recuperate them,” he added.
An official of CSE Telephones, Chris Amaru, mentioned his boss, Chuks Mba had ordered him to petition SARS for fast motion relating to the matter.
He mentioned, “Bakare is a identified individual to the corporate as a result of we do give him items on credit score and after gross sales, he offers us the cash.
“So when the incident occurred, Mr Mba assigned me to report the case at SARS workplace in Ikeja.”
Our correspondent known as the spokesperson for College of Lagos, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, to verify if Eric Idowu was a scholar on the establishment, however she mentioned it will be preferable if the police visited the establishment to search out out in regards to the suspect.
Oloyede mentioned, “Let the police come to the coed affairs division to search out out in regards to the boy. I’ll choose that association. I cannot wish to offer you that data identical to that, I’ll verify; however because you mentioned the police are already concerned, our gates are opened for the police to return and make the enquiry.”
Oloyede later known as to verify that there was a scholar with the title Eric Idowu, including that she wanted a matric quantity and film to verify if the alleged scholar was a scholar of UNILAG.
She mentioned, “We have now checked, however you need to get the matriculation variety of that individual as a result of the Idowu that we’re seeing has a distinct course, totally different degree, in that very same college. However no two college students can have a matriculation quantity that’s the similar. When you have an image, ship it to me.
She had but to answer to the image our correspondent despatched to her Whatsapp.
The Lagos State Police Publice Relation Officer, CSP Chike Oti, mentioned the police have been investigating the case.
He mentioned, “The case is beneath investigation; we’re making efforts to arrest the boy who defrauded the NYSC member. It’s unhappy that someone will do one thing of such to a younger man who was making an attempt to be self-reliant.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered SARS to make sure the arrest of the perpetrator of this crime to function a deterrent to others
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