Meet Adebayo, who goes around in clean Camry to defraud POS operators with fake alerts

Adebayo

Not a few POS operators know his face.

The reason is that he not only patronises them, but he also defrauds them.

He goes goes around neatly dressed, in a clean car, collects money from the operators and sends fake alerts to them.

He knows how to take off before being arrested.

But the the alleged story of the 24-year-old Victor Adebayo has dramatically changed as he is now in the custody of operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State.

He was paraded in Ilorin on Friday, January 14, with the state commandant of the NSCDC, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, saying that the suspect had sometimes posed as a pastor to dupe his victims.
Ayinla said:
“On January 13, 2022, operatives of the NSCDC intelligence and investigations department picked up a suspected serial fraudster who has been going around defrauding people of their hard-earned money,” Ayinla stated.

“The suspect was usually going around in his Toyota Corolla car and very neat appearance and would meet POS operators to give him cash and he will now make a fake transfer which he has programmed on his phone,”
The suspect, who confessed that he had been doing it for more than two years, had previously posed as a pastor to convince the POS operators or tell them that his wife is in labour in the hospital and needed a certain amount of money.

Meanwhile, some POS operators in the Ilorin metropolis, especially some that might have fallen victim to fake alert fraudsters before, had thronged the Kwara State Command of the NSCDC, trying to identify the suspected serial fraudster..