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Amotekun Corps Arrests 25-Year-Old Man For Defrauding Residents With Fake Bank Alerts


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Osun State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps has arrested a suspected fraudster, Wasiu Oderinde, (25), for allegedly defrauding residents by buying goods and collecting money from Point of Sale (POS) operators with fake bank alerts.

Oderinde was said to have been defrauding innocent residents of Osun and Ondo states.

The Field Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, who confirmed the arrest said the suspect was arrested after series of complaints from some of the victims.

Shittu said: “On January 24, 2022 at about 12:20pm, a report was brought to Amotekun Corps Area Office in Modakeke by one man simply identified as PT, who reported that the suspect named Oderinde Wasiu has been duping his POS across the state.

“The investigative apparatus were deployed which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The suspect Oderinde Wasiu, an indigene of Ilobu, Osun State when questioned on the matter affirmed that the allegation about him was true.”

The Amotekun boss further said the suspect confessed that he started defrauding people with ATM card across the western states few months ago.

He said upon interrogation, the suspect also revealed that he had perpetrated the act in Ondo and Osun states in towns like Akure, Ile-Ife, Osogbo, and Modakeke.

“Oderinde claimed to have been duping his victims to the tune of N95,000 each time he contacted his unsuspecting victims.

“He further confirmed to us from investigation to be a member of Eye Confraternity which he joined during secondary school days.

“One Mrs Taiwo Olatipe who resides in Akure is also his victim,” he added.



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