- Two men identified as Eko Charles and Rabiu Idris have been arrested for allegedly defrauding a store owner in Nigeria
- According to reports, the accused used fake bank alerts to buy six televisions
- The seller discovered the fraud when he went to the bank to withdraw the money, only to be told no money was deposited into his account
Two men identified as Eko Charles and Rabiu Idris have been nabbed for duping a trader.
According to reports, Charles and his partner obtained two 43-inch televisions from a trader identified as Godwin Chukwu. The alleged fraudsters generated fake SMS bank alerts for the seller and made him believe they had paid for the items.
They showed up the next day and purchased four more television sets with accessories and paid using the same fake SMS alert method.
The excited trader then went to the bank to withdraw the money, only to be told by the bank that no money was deposited into his account.
Haruna Mohammed, the state police command spokesperson, in a statement released, said the men were aged 25 and 24.
Reports reveal that they were both arrested on August 1 and some items were recovered. The case is still being investigated.
Meanwhile, a Federal High Court sitting in Nigeria sentenced the proprietress of Dala Standard secondary school, Josephine Udeh, for falsely obtaining money from her students.
In a statement signed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, August 1, Udeh was charged before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on a one-count charge of fraud.
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