July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024

22-Year-Old Buys ₦4.6m Car With Fake Bank Alert, Lands in Ondo Police Net

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old man, Bakare Ayobami, for allegedly buying a car with fake bank alert.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday in Akure.

Odunlami-Omisanya said on October 26, 2023, a case of cybercrime was reported to the police, involving the suspect of Ode Irele in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.

He explained that Ayobami had on October 20, 2023 at about 1800hrs, went to a car stand belonging to Mr Filani Oluwaseun and Mr Ogbaguwa Oluwasola at Ikare Road, Owo, to buy a Toyota Corolla 2006 model of N4,650,000.00 using a fake bank alert.

He said through intelligence gathering, police operatives attached to Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, arrested Ayobami Bakare and his accomplice, one Abdullahi Abubakar, aged 26 in Ekiti.

“The stolen vehicle was recovered in Osogbo, Osun State, while another Toyota Camry 2014 model valued at N6.2 million suspected to have been stolen, was also recovered from the suspect.

“Other items recovered include one iPhone 12 Pro Max valued at N600,000 and one iPhone 14 Pro, all purchased with fake transfer,” he said.

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