The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an undergraduate, Ademola Adebayo, for allegedly defrauding seven ladies he met on Social Networking Site, Facebook.
It was learnt that Adebayo, 26, allegedly deceive ladies by uploading luxurious pictures on the site and requesting them to meet him at a hotel for a deal.
It was gathered that the suspect usually dispose them of their when they arrive the agreed location and was arrested after one of his victims reported to the police.
The police have said the 400-Level student of Computer Science has an accomplice, Toheeb Fetuga, who has also been arrested.
Ademola and Toheeb Fetuga
He said, “One of the ladies I defrauded was Rita. She came to a hotel in the Oyingbo area. We had met on Facebook and I agreed to do a deal with her. She was a woman willing to have a sexual affair with me for money.
“I invited her to the hotel and asked how much she would take. She said $1,000, and I said it was okay. I collected her phone. I asked her to come for the money at a hotel in the Victoria Island area. So, she believed me and left.
“I checked the contacts on her phone and that was where I got the contacts of other ladies I defrauded. I was trying to lure another friend of hers when I was arrested. I have done it to seven ladies. I usually meet the young women on Facebook, and it is either I add them or they add me.
“I usually uploaded rich pictures on Facebook, which attracted them to me. Fetuga was the one I usually gave the valuables to sell. He sold each of the phones for N6,000.”
Fetuga said he never knew the phones were stolen, claiming that Adebayo told him the gadgets were for some ladies who needed money.
He said, “He came to me that he wanted to sell the phones. When I asked him where he got the phones from, he said some ladies in his school were in need of money to complete their projects and examinations.
“He had come about seven times and I gave him about N6,000 for each of the phones. We usually met at different places. He would call and say we should transact business.”
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said investigations were ongoing into the matter.
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