A lady, Miss Mariam Amuche, on Thursday used sex to trap her lover, one Destiny Ayo Adeleke, who specialised in using fake bank alerts to deceive shop owners after making purchases in Lagos.
It was gathered that Adeleke went to a shopping complex located at Ikota in Lekki in the Ajah area of Lagos and bought Tecno Camon 8-pro phones valued N377,500.
After they had agreed on the price, he claimed that he had no cash on him and wished to pay through bank transfer from his phone. He was given the company’s account details to credit the said amount. He pretended that he had credited their account and showed an account debit alert from Zenith Bank account number 2110746005 bearing his name.
The owner of the outlet did not doubt him because he had already introduced himself as a legal practitioner. So he released the items to him and requested for his phone number.
However, it was later discovered that the bank alert was fake. When the owner of the outlet contacted the phone number which Adeleke had dropped, it was unreachable and the account number was said to be nonexistent.
The scam was then reported to police operatives at FSARS and in connection with the police in the area they located Adeleke’s lover. His lover, Mariam, was apprehended and was asked to help locate the suspect.
It was gathered that Mariam then contacted Adeleke, pretended that she was having a strong feeling for sex and wanted to meet him to satisfy her emotions. Adeleke fell into the trap and was arrested by the police operatives upon his arrival.
This was confirmed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, who paraded him at the State Command.
The police boss said: “the police recovered some exhibits which included lawyers’ gown and wig, 2 Tecno phones, One iPhone and 10 sim cards belonging to different networks.
“During interrogation, Adeleke confessed to the crime and said that he had sold the phones to buyers he met online.”
Edgal added that “investigations are still going on to understand the suspect’s modus operandi and to unravel the crimes he may have committed with the various sim cards recovered from him.”
He said that the suspect will be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigations.