A previous councilor in Ekiti Area Govt Location of Kwara Condition, Samuel Opeyemi Adeojo, has been arrested by the Economic and Fiscal Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Everyday Publish learnt that Adeojo was fingered as the chief of a motor vehicle theft syndicate notorious for thieving motor vehicles from vehicle dealers via pretence as real potential buyers.
Until finally his the latest arrest, the EFCC experienced been on his trail soon after sequence of petitions from his gang’s criminal pursuits have been regarded by the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office environment.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a assertion in Abuja.
He also defined, “No fewer than a few conditions of car theft have been recognized in opposition to the syndicate, with all the cars associated recovered and kept in the Commission’s custody in Ibadan.
“Investigations disclosed that the gang deploys related sample of methods to steal automobiles from their victims.
“According to EFCC’s results, Adeojo frequently pretend to be a healthcare health practitioner, adopting various names and various institutions as his place of get the job done to look responsible and build bogus sense of self-confidence to penetrate the victims.
“One of the quite a few conditions reported concerned a Toyota Avensis wagon car in which Adeojo claimed to be a single Dr. Gboyega Omojola of the University College Clinic, Ibadan.
“The circumstance was reported to the EFCC, Ibadan workplace on March 23, 2019, by Tunde Adejuwon, an Ibadan-dependent car or truck dealer.
“According to the petitioner, ‘Dr. Omojola’ experienced occur in firm of a single Babatunde Oluwatope Oni, his intended driver, to his stand to negotiate for the motor vehicle and afterwards agreed to pay back N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira) for it.
“After the arrangement, ‘Dr. Omojola’ issued a N2m Skye Financial institution Cheque ostensibly in favour of the seller and ordered his ‘driver’ to spend it into his Zenith Financial institution account at Bodija, Ibadan.
“Oni afterwards came with a copy of the Zenith financial institution deposit teller, depicting ‘payment’ of the agreed sum into the dealer’s account.
It was, nevertheless, later on uncovered that the payment was not accepted as the payer utilised a cloned cheque for the transaction.
Regretably, the drop did not appear until soon after the gang experienced eloped with the motor vehicle.
“A very similar state of affairs also performed out in a petition by one Mr. Amos Arole Oloja, also an Ibadan-primarily based auto supplier.
“Oloja alleged that the duo drove to his car stand in an Honda CRV to price a Toyota Sienna motor vehicle and agreed to pay out N2,200,000 (Two Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira) for the order of the car.
“This time, Adeojo claimed to be Dr. Odumodu also of UCH, Ibadan, whilst Oni, his ‘driver’ gave his identify as Kayode.
‘Dr. Odumodu’ issued a Regular Chartered Financial institution cheque for the payment of the sum and directed his ‘driver’ to go with the seller to lodge the cheque into his account domiciled in the To start with Bank, Iwo Road department.
“Unfortunately, the cheque could not be verified as the account somewhat carried the identify Akinjide Sefiu Odusanya.
“On hearing the news, Adeojo pretended to be shocked. He still left with the SUV with the promises to go and carry a different cheque to offset the car value. Oni was left at the rear of.
However, he (Oni) experienced pretended to be unwell all the though, he took benefit of the time the dealer went to return a borrowed battery to his colleague to strike. In advance of the dealer’s return, Oni made away with the negotiated Avensis car or truck.
“The two were also joined with an additional vehicle theft make a difference involving a Toyota Matrix motor vehicle somewhere in Iwo, Osun State.
“Oni is currently in the Agodi Correctional Centre, pursuing a court docket get when he was just lately arraigned on 1 of the incidents.
“Adeojo will have his working day in court soon”.