The Oyo State Police Command has detained Adewale Adesanya, 45, who used false bank alerts to defraud Point of Sale (POS) users and business owners in Ibadan.
The suspect, who resides at No. 7 Awosika Street in Old Bodija, Ibadan, was apprehended with four bottles of the champagne Dom Perignom, which he purchased with phony alerts and is priced at N117,900 apiece.
Adesanya, who admitted to the crime while being led before reporters at the command's headquarters in Eleyele, claimed that they used phony alerts they created with a phone app to purchase products worth millions of naira.
The suspect said that his most recent transaction, which revealed him, cost roughly N185,000 and for which he created a false alert for an Ibadan POS operator, the Daily Trust reported.
"I cannot lie again. It is true we are doing the business. We have an application we use to generate fake alerts for POS operators. I am not the only one doing it. My second person fled when he heard I was arrested. We make millions of naira with this business. The last one I did was N185,000.” he said.
Adesanya claimed that his colleague in business trained him in the fraudulent act.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.