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EFCC nabs 2 MAPOLY students for duping American of N0.89m in ‘Motherless Babies Home’ scam

Ojosipe Adedayo, a 17-year-old a student and his 24-year old accomplice, Owolabi Ahmed, both MAPOLY students, have been arraigned by the EFCC for defrauding an American of a total of about N895,725.
Two students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ojere, Abeokuta Ogun State, have been arraigned for jointly defrauding an American of a total of $4000 (approximately N895,725).

Ojosipe Adedayo, a 17-year-old a HND II student and his 24-year old accomplice, Owolabi Ahmed, were dragged before Justice Atinuke Ipaye of an Ikeja High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The prosecutor, Emmanuel Jackson said Adedayo duped one Adam Denborsky, an American citizen, of the sum of $2000 while pretending to be Marty Jason, a 30-year-old from Pennsylvania, USA.

Adedayo, who met his victim on Facebook, allegedly confessed to have received the money through Western Union and used the money to buy clothes and a phone.

Co-defendant Ahmed, an HND II Electrical and Electronics student of same institution, was arraigned on three count charge of fraud for allegedly posing as an orphaned single girl, Candice Skye, from the United States.

Ahmed reportedly pretended to be a gemstone dealer in need of $2500 to facilitate the clearing of her goods with the Customs.

The duo were arraigned on charges of fraud and obtaining under false pretences, offences which the prosecutor  is contrary to Section 6,8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act NO 14 of 2006.

“Ojosipe a.k.a Marty Jason and Candice, on or about May 8, 2014 in Lagos had in your possession a document in which you represented yourself to be a single lady called Candice from Trenton, New Jersey, United States, who helps the needy to organise charity concerts and also help the homeless to get funds for Motherless Babies Home, which representations you knew to be false,” part of the charge read.

Both Adedayo and Ahmed pleaded not guilty and Justice Ipaye remanded them in prison custody and adjourned hearing of their bail application till the 21 of May, 2015.


July 30, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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