The two fraudsters
Edo State Command of the Department of State Service (DSS) has paraded two impersonators of First Lady Aisha Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The suspected internet fraudsters were paraded on Wednesday after their arrest for allegedly using the aforementioned names to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Police revealed their names as Amos Asuelimen, a 30-year-old Business Administration student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and Kelvin Ogashi, 18.
The Deputy Director (Security Enforcement) of DSS, Galadima Byange, alleged that Asuelimen created a fictitious Facebook account in the name of the Vice President to scam unsuspecting victims.
The suspect, who admitted defrauding not less than five persons, said he told them “to send money and recharge cards to process their registration and subsequent eligibility for a loan of N100, 000 each.”
He added that he began scamming people to pay his fees and complete his tertiary education.
Ogashi said he was a fashion designer, adding that he created an Instagram account in May 2019, with a message that the First Lady was empowering Nigerian youths with cash to begin their businesses and that interested persons were required to register with money.
Mr Byange advised young people to engage in decent ventures to avoid being arrested.
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